This tracking board is mining agencies for scoops and has come across the latest writer for Universal’s long-gestured The Creature From the Black Lagoon remake.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Jeff Pinkner has been brought on to rewrite the remake of the 1954 classic, which centers on a group of scientists who embark upon a fossil-hunting expedition up the Amazon river. Things get messy when they encounter a pre-historic creature who is half-human and half-fish–but lo and behold, the monster happens to fall in love with one of the female scientists. That role is still out to Avengers star Scarlett Johansson, as reported back in April.
Pinkerton is currently adapting Stephen King The Dark Tower for Warner Bros.
Akiva Goldsman is overseeing the project for Universal.