Director Carl Rinsch to Swim with THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

     December 15, 2009


He may have lost his chance to direct the fifth Alien movie, but director Carl Rinsch is doing pretty well for himself. Last month, we told you that Rinsch would be behind the camera on 47 Ronin, the film adaptation of the Japanese Chūshingura legend. Now it looks like Rinsch has lined up an even higher profile film with Hero Complex reporting that Rinsch is in talks to direct the remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The 1954 original involved a scientific expedition encountering a dangerous amphibious humanoid who may or may not be from a darkly colored body of water.

Multiple directors over the past three decades have tried to revive Creature, from John Landis to Peter Jackson to the most recent director to depart, Brick Eisner. Eisner, who recently remade George Romero’s 1973 horror film The Crazies, has now moved on to remake David Cronenberg’s 1979 horror film, The Brood. As for Creature, Universal is going back to square one on the script after recent passes by Eisner and Gary Ross (Seabiscuit). Whether Rinsch will be the one to finally bring the remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon to the big screen remains to be seen, but I suppose he has some extra incentive since he’ll get to show off what he would’ve done in a movie about an otherworldly creature terrorizing humans.

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