Universal Pictures is re-launching their classic “Monsterverse” with The Mummy, directed by Alex Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise, scheduled for US theatrical release on June 9th. Now, Will Beall has been hired to pen a script for a rebooted Creature from the Black Lagoon; the director has some experience with underwater thrills having scribed the upcoming Aquaman movie for Warner Bros and DC.
Universal has hired Beall for the film, which will slot into the studio’s planned Monsters Universe currently overseen by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. The original focused on an expedition through the Amazon with scientists discovering a human-fish hybrid. We’d figure any new version will deal with pollution and other environmental themes.
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When the project was first announced in 2016, it was reported that Scarlett Johansson was attached to star as the female lead, played by Julie Adams in the 1954 original. Now, however, the film is no longer listed as one of Johansson upcoming projects on her IMDB page, so her participation is uncertain. Check back often for more Creature from the Black Lagoon reboot news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the trailer, synopsis, and poster for the original Creature from the Black Lagoon, directed by Jack Arnold, below.
Official Synopsis: Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists (Antonio Moreno, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Whit Bissell) must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives.