Creature From The Black Lagoon gets Aquaman writer Will Beall
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 April 2017
'Aquaman' scribe Will Beall is to write the remake of 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' which is part of the Universal Monsters cinematic universe
'Aquaman' scriptwriter Will Beall is set to revive the classic monster movie 'The Creature From The Black Lagoon'.
Beall - whose previous work also includes 'Gangster Squad' and the TV series 'Castle' and 'Training Day' - has been hired to re-tell the 1954 horror movie as part of the new Universal Monsters shared universe.
The film has been in development for some time with Gary Ross - whose father Arthur Ross wrote the original - heading up the process and it will be produced by Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman.
The original film - starring Julia Adams in the leading female role of Kay Lawrence - focused on a group of scientists on an expedition through the Amazon who discover a human-fish hybrid.
The Universal Monsters franchise is being kicked off with 'The Mummy' - starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe - which hits cinemas in June and will be followed by remakes of the studio's classics including 'The Invisible Man', 'The Wolf Man' and a movie focused on Dracula's nemesis Van Helsing.
Universal's creature features kicked off in the 1920s with Lon Chaney's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'The Phantom of the Opera'.