This news could be seen as a blessing in disguise. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the remake of the sci-fi classic The Creature From the Black Lagoon. It is currently in development over at Universal, and was under the helm of director Breck Eisner. Eisner already has two remakes on his roster, The Crazies and the cult classic Flash Gordon. According to FirstShowing, it’s been confirmed that the director is no longer attached to the Black Lagoon feature, and we have no idea why.
There have been rumours swirling for the past few months regarding Eisner’s affiliation with the film, but nothing had been solidified until now. Even though he’s apparently jumped ship, Universal is still moving forward with the project. They are actively searching for a another director to take over the newly available position to bring their updated vision to life. The studio wants the look of the film to be darker and grittier. It will be a “bigger movie” that has “a dark adventure tone,” and is also scary.
No conclusive details have been given on why Eisner left the film. I wonder if it had anything to do with his current workload, or creative differences? I personally don’t know how I feel about this movie so any road block that’s thrown in it’s path is a positive in my eyes.
Who do you think should replace Eisner as the film’s director?