Breck Eisner Goes from "Sahara" to "Black Lagoon"

Breck Eisner made his debut with last April's "Sahara" for Paramount, and he'll soon be helming Universal's remake of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon." Gary Ross ("Pleasantville") will produce and contribute the first draft of the screenplay.

Breck Eisner is, of course, son of former Disney head Michael Eisner, but there's a lesser-known (and more interesting) trivia tidbit regarding this project. The original "Creature" was directed by Jack Arnold and written by Arthur A. Ross ... who is the father of Gary Ross. (How often does a son get to pen a remake of his own father's screenplay?)

From Variety: ""As a kid, I remember loving Jack Arnold's original version of this film," Eisner said. "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.' "

(The) original introduced Gill Man, who terrorized archaeologists exploring in the Amazon. Plans for the update call for shooting in the U.S. as well as a Central or South American location."

Comments

bmoviebuff

Craig Pfisterer

Borrowing a line from Darth Vader here but Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
There goes the film I wanted to do.

Oct 20 - 01:38 PM

pota1967

David Jones

Maybe you could do "Creature From The Blue Lagoon"

Oct 21 - 10:55 AM

bmoviebuff

Craig Pfisterer

Or I could call it Creature From the Black Lagoon: The Unbastardized Remake

Oct 21 - 12:57 PM

bmoviebuff

Craig Pfisterer

Or I could call it Creature From the Black Lagoon: The Unbastardized Remake

Oct 21 - 12:57 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

Well, if Gary Ross is writing the screenplay, it stands a chance of being good.

Oct 23 - 09:13 AM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

I loved the original "Black Lagoon" and think, as well as hope, that the remake will do it justice.

Nov 22 - 05:11 AM

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