Creature from the Black Lagoon (2009)
Online since: February 20th, 2006
Plot: In the original a scientific expedition traveling up the Amazon River encounter a
dangerous humanoid amphibious fish creature.
Cast: Brian Steele
Director: Breck Eisner
Writer: Gary Ross
According to Variety, Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have set the scripting
team of John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky to write “Brothers of Invention.” Strike’s Eric
Newman and Marc Abraham will produce. Altschuler and Krinsky, who are coming off the
Will Ferrell-Jon Heder figure-skating comedy hit “Blades of Glory,” are the showrunners on
Mike Judge’s Fox series “King of the Hill.” In “Brothers of Invention,” a TV psychologist
discovers that his recurring dreams are repressed memories, which leads him to discover a
twisted family he never knew about. Newman hatched the project and pitched it to the
writers. Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg are coming aboard to be exec producers.
Strike is in production with Spyglass on the Greg Kinnear starrer “Flash of Genius,” which
Abraham is directing, and are in pre-production on CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON,
the Gary Ross-scripted remake that Breck Eisner is directing. Strike is producing with Ross.
Altschuler and Krinsky are rewriting “The Jetsons” at Warner Bros. for director Robert
Rodriguez and producers Donald De Line and Denise Di Novi. The scribes also rewrote “The
Giants of Groil,” based on the children’s book “The Giants and the Joneses.” The pair are
repped by Endeavor and 3 Arts.
Brian Steele (veteran creature performer) will be playing the role of the Creature in
Universals upcoming remake of the monster classic Creature From the Black Lagoon.
Breck Eisner (right) will be directing the remake to Universals classic monster movie
'Creature from the Black Lagoon'. The original was about a scientific expedition searching
for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black
Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. Eisner was the
director who made his debut with the film Sahara.
"As a kid, I remember loving Jack Arnold's original version of this film, What I really want
to do is update an iconic image from the '50s and bring in more of the sci-fi sensibility of
'Alien' or John Carpenter's 'The Thing." -Eisner