Breck Eisner Drops Out of Creature from the Black Lagoon
Universal's remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon that we've been following for a while now has hit a snag. According to Bloody Disgusting, director Breck Eisner has dropped out of the project. Eisner is currently finishing up The Crazies remake for Overture Films and also is attached to the Flash Gordon reboot. It was first rumored that he might be off of the project last December, however, BD only received official confirmation very recently. Oddly, back in April, Eisner spoke with Arrow in the Head about his plans for the remake without any indication that might be leaving, so we're not sure why he left.
The project is still being developed by Gary Ross, whose father wrote the original. Creature is about a group of scientists who discover and capture the prehistoric GillMan while searching for fossils along the Amazon River. The creature breaks free and kidnaps one of the scientists' fiancee with whom it has fallen in love. Universal and Strike Entertainment are now looking for a new director to replace Eisner. Last month, he had said that it was going to be a "bigger movie" and that they were "going for a dark adventure tone, but I want it to be scary." I can't think of any good suggestions for a replacement at the moment. Any ideas?