Universal is gearing up to remake and re-release their monster movie universe, the movies that put the studio on the map back in the golden era of Hollywood.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon, we have all the details, so read on…
Now that, Tom Cruise is kicking things off with The Mummy on June 9, 2017, which can be seen here. Universal is moving ahead with several other projects, the second in line is Creature from the Black Lagoon remake.
The studio has enlisted the talents of Will Beall to pen the script. The former police officer turned screenwriter has been hired by Universal to write this new take on The Creature From the Black Lagoon, per Deadline. Beall’s most recent credit includes James Wan’s Aquaman, which is set to hit theaters next December as part of Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe.
The 1954 classic horror movie, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, will be revived with a modern twist. It might be a great time to bring back the creature, since CGI is at the top of its game and continuing to get better. Despite the fact, The Mummy hasn’t been released Universal is confident that their classic horror films with be a rebirth for that division of the studio. There is The Mummy, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, The Werewolf, and Dracula. If all goes as planned each of the movies have sequels that can be remade for a whole new Universal Monster Universe.
What other monster movies are in the works?
There is a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde movie in the works. As well as plans for a Bride of Frankenstein movie, which may star Angelina Jolie in the lead role. There is also a new version of Van Helsing in the works. Dracula will be part of the universe, but Luke Evans won’t be the man playing him, as it has been confirmed that Dracula Untold is not going to be part of this new universe.
As it stands, Creature From the Black Lagoon action in The Mummy, but that is going to be the first movie in this universe and if it succeeds. The Mummy’s will dictate a lot for these movies going forward. There is no director or actors attached to the new Creature From the Black Lagoon and Universal has not yet set a release date.