The Universal Monsters franchise has been having an uneasy resurrection to say the least (Dracula, Untold, anyone?). But all hope is not lost for you boils and ghouls looking forward to the upcoming remakes of classic monster flicks.
The Mummy will be lurching to the big screen, bandages and all, but now the creation of the Creature from the Black Lagoon movie is moving along swimmingly. Universal has just found themselves a writer to bring this infamous creature back to the big screen, and it looks to be a perfect match.
All monster jokes aside, you can’t deny that it’s a remarkable coincidence that Aquaman writer Will Beall has been recruited to write the script for the new Creature from the Black Lagoon movie. Rather than copying the plot of the original, Deadline reports that the story will be a new tale from Beall with the familiar scaly face of the monster added in to tell an original story.
There is no official word yet on what this original story could be, though i09 predicts it will simply be an update of the classic story already popularized by the original. The story follows a group of scientists who, during an expedition to the Amazon, discover the creature.
Beall has previously worked on The Legend of Conan, Training Day, and Gangster Squad. Morgan and Alex Kurtzman will produce, having been acting as overseers for the new Universal Monsters cinematic universe. While no final release date has been set, the new Creature from the Black Lagoon film has been in development for quite some time, since back when Gary Ross, son of the original Creature from the Black Lagoon writer, tried to create a remake of his own.