While THE WOLFMAN, FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA, and even THE MUMMY have continued to spread the fear of Universal’s monsters throughout the ages, there is one slippery devil who has been left back in the 1950s, unable to translate to today’s modern audience. That monster is the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. What’s the colour of the lagoon got to do with any of this? I cry racism! But before I march on Washington, we have some news to report on the subject.
David Kajganich is reported to be writing a reboot for our little monster buddy. Kajganich only has two writing credits to his name, with the first being 2007′s THE INVASION, which was unfortunately chopped and ruined by studio interference. Recently however, he has been named as the man taking on a number of Stephen King adaptations, most notably IT. The film will be produced by Eric Newman & Marc Abraham of Strike Entertainment, and Gary Ross and Allison Thomas through Larger Than Life Productions. Gary Ross is the son of Arthur A. Ross, who co-wrote the original CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954). I wonder if Gary Ross is aware of that fact, or if it is just a huge coincidence. Makes you think.
I love my monster movies and seeing our bizarre prehistoric friend return would be a pleasure. However, I only say that with the vision of a man in a rubber suit.
Source: First Showing