‘The Creature from the Black Lagoon’ Remake Green Lit?!

B-D reader eyeam2000 just pointed me over to a website called The-ReelGillman, which is run by Ben Chapman (the man who played the monster in the original movies), which claims that Universal Pictures has just signed on Brett Ratner (Red Dragon) to direct the remake of the 1954 classic black and white film The Creature from the Black Lagoon! They also report that the script was written by Gary Ross, whom is a relative of the original screenwriter for the original film. In the original a scientific expedition traveling up the Amazon River encounter a dangerous humanoid amphibious fish creature.

Source: eyeam2000, the-reelgillman