‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ Loses Eisner

Bloody-Disgusting learned this afternoon that Breck Eisner – who is currently hard at work on Overture Films’ remake of The Crazies – will in fact not be directing The Creature from the Black Lagoon remake for Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment. He was rumored to be exiting the project back in December, but it was quickly shot down. We have confirmed with various sources that it is now official and that Uni and Strike are now actively hunting a new director. As of right now the re-imagining is being penned and produced by Gary Ross, whose father wrote the original. In Creature, a group of scientists discover and capture the prehistoric GillMan while searching for fossils along the Amazon River. It breaks free and kidnaps one of the scientists’ fiancee with whom it has fallen in love.