Creature of the Black Lagoon was released 73 years ago? What? Wow… we feel old.
When Creature of the Black Lagoon was released in 1954, it soon became incredibly popular within the horror genre. Sure, it’s not quite like the horrors we know and love today and was a slightly camper version to what we’re now used to, but the film is known as one of the most iconic horror movies amongst its fans and critics. And it seems it’s getting a comeback…
Universal seem to be on a roll with their monster movie remakes. This June, their reboot of The Mummy will be released to the world. And we can’t wait. Especially because their main protagonist is Tom Cruise.
But it seems Universal doesn’t want to stop there, as they have now hired their writer for The Creature of the Black Lagoon remake – Will Beall. And they’ve done well.
Will Beall made his first appearance in the world of Hollywood in 2013 as the scribe for the Penn/Gosling/Stone/Brolin movie, Gangster Squad. Since then, he has gone from strength from strength and become one of the most sought-after screenwriters in the business. The former detective put his skills to good use in CBS’s reworking of Training Day, and seems to have a keen eye for making hit remakes – and has even written the script for the 2018 movie remake of Aquaman!
Beall has only just been officially recognized as the writer for the Creature of the Black Lagoon, so we’re not too sure where this falls on Universal’s pipeline. But we can expect it sometime in the next few years. And it seems that Universal are making themselves busy with their horror and monster remakes.
Recent rumors have spoken of a Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde remake featuring Russell Crowe coming out of the Universal movie machine, as well as Bride of Frankenstein movie starring Angelina Jolie. And with that kind of lineup in the movies without scripts, we can’t help but be excited by the potential actors in Creature of the Black Lagoon.
We’re keeping our eyes peeled…