It was reported back in May that Universal’s upcoming remake of the classic monster movie, "Creature from the Black Lagoon," had lost its director. Breck Eisner was rumored to be attached to the remake, but we learned thereafter that he didn't take the job
Variety now says that Universal Pictures is in early talks with Carl Erik Rinsch to direct the remake of the 1954 film about an undersea creature that terrorizes a scientific expedition.
Rinsch was originally a commercial film director and he was once rumored to to direct a prequel to “Alien,” until Ridley Scott decided to helm that film. If he gets this "Black Lagoon" job it would mark his second big collaboration with Universal after "47 Ronin," which Rinsch will make his feature film directing debut with.
“47 Ronin,” will star Keanu Reeves and is an epic period samurai swordsmen tale that takes place in 18th Century Japan. That picture is expected to begin production next year.
Universal has been keen to reprise “Creature” since it's one of its most famous monster franchises. Another reason would be to bring the classic film to a brand new audience who probably aren’t familiar with the original.
We can't tell if Rinsch is right for this film or not since he hasn't directed a movie yet, but you can catch some of his commercials HERE.
There’s no word on when "Creature from the Black Lagoon" will start shooting or hit theaters.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant, Variety