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Merrick here...
The revolving door of directors attached to Universal's CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON remake has come to a stop, for the moment at least. For a while SAHARA's Breck Esiner was attached to this, but he moved on to the forthcoming remake of George Romero's THE CRAZIES. So who's looking to resurrect that iguanic son-of-a-bitch now? Carl Rinsch.
As for "Black Lagoon," it wouldn't be the first time the sea-monster movie was brought back to life. Universal has tried several times over the past three decades, with everyone from John Landis to Peter Jackson contemplating a stab. (Jackson chose "King Kong" instead. Hey, you can't be right all the time.)
...says The L.A. Times HERE. We recently learned that Rinsch will also direct 47 RONIN, a Keanu Reeves Samurai tale (details HERE). Carl was, at one point, announced as director of the next ALIEN film - but his involvement with that project seems to have dissipated of late (word is Ridley Scott may take that one, although there've been indications to the contrary as well). You can find samples of Rinsch's most excellent commercial work HERE.

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  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Is someone's childhood about to be raped?

    by strongbadmonkey

    Me thinks so!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Oh, this THIS needs more giant hot chick robots.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    47 Ronin was by far the most boring anticlimactic...

    by JasonPratt

    ...samurai movie I've ever watched. So naturally, it ought to be remade with Keneau Reeves!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    This is what, the 8th Director?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    This movie has been in development about as long as this site has been online!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Who are the ad wizards...

    by wampa 1

    ...that came up with this one?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    And PJ's Kong was fine. He chose well.

    by JasonPratt

    Black Lagoon has some potential. But ultimately, it's man-sized fish Kong. Even if they add dinosaurs to match the prehistoric living fossil thing, it's still only coming up to Kong. If they added a whole surviving race of Gill-men, _then_ it might start approaching even PJ's remake of Kong. (Especially with Gill-women. {g}) But then the long-rumored Kong prequel will come out, and so much for that distinction.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Some directors attached to this project:

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Guillermo Del Toro, John Carpenter, Chris Columbus, and my favorite James Cameron!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    PJ's Kong was not fine.

    by fiester

    It was too long and overblown and would have benefited from 45 min. - 1 hour of cuts. Longer does not always equal better. PJ needs to learn that.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Will this be 3D? Since the original was..

    by skimn

    ..and everything else nowadays is...Actually underwater footage in 3D is pretty cool.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    They should have let John Carpenter go ahead with his version

    by JettL93

    his script was in a word...AMAZING. Much darker and more of a horror film then i'm assuming this one will be. Early word isthat this will be an action adventure more akin to a the mummy reboots instead of a horror alien type film

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    My favorite monster

    by ltgalloway

    From the original universal monsters, he was my favorite. I don't know why. I love them all, but for some reason I became especially attached to Gill Man. I also feel its the one film from the bunch that could use a great remake the most. I hope they show some restraint on this and don't go for non stop explosions and kung fu action, and they go practical wherever possible in lieu of cgi. Wishful thinking, Im sure.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    PJ doesn't learn...

    by Rocco Curioso

    he just does what Fran & Philippa tell him. Nice doggy; arf, arf, arf!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    THE NAME *chick chick* IS HORACE.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Dear Lord, protect my childhood from the sins of Hollywood.

    by 2for2true

    Don't let'em "wolfman" this classic..

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Kurt Russell already did it.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I'd pay to see that. A straight-up remake, not so much.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    PJ's problem with king kong was that he jumped into it

    by JettL93

    he admits he should have held off for perhaps an extra year before tackling it, he was still exhausted from the LOTR films, but it was offered to him and it had been a dream project so he took it. Now its not a bad film but it is an overbloated film that probabaly could have use a rewrite (we did write several drafts though, my original; first draft clocked the film at 3 hours and 48 minutes). Jackson is still proud of the film but he does admit his heart wasn't in it as much as he would have liked it to be

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    If they "Sommers-ize" this I'll be truly pissed

    by skimn

    If they go for big action set pieces..Lagoon should be more of a suspense/horror film. Come to think of it, Anaconda was not far off in its execution.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Would've rather seen Rinsch do The Crazies

    by SithMenace

    since I care about that way more than a Black Lagoon movie, which is almost certainly gonna be ridiculous cgi and unnecessary gore.<p>Hey I know, how about we get Platinum Dunes to produce it, then the circle of shittiness will be complete.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    I can't decide if you're a comic genius or a sad, deprived attention whore.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Some comic genius' are

    by kikuchiyoboy

    "sad, deprived attention whores" <br> <br> But I wouldn't say he's a comic genius.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    I'm not saying Eisner shoulda made it...

    by emteem

    ...I'm just saying that the remake of The Crazies that Merrick says he left to do instead is already done since it, you know, comes out in about 60 days and has a trailer and stuff. I think he could've squeezed both in to his schedule.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Yeah kikuchiyoboy

    by SithMenace

    especially since he really tries to sell it to us. Sad.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:23 a.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I couldn't agree with you more. The appeal of the creature is that it was (in the first two movies anyway, and most expecially in the first) a truly alien force. Not evil, it was simply other directed, and there was a purity to its motives compared to those of the humans with which it came in contact. And any comparison to Kong misses the point of...well really I think both movies. The original creature rests firmly in the horror realm of "there are some things man was not meant to know (conquer)". I also always wanted to see the Carpenter remake get done (even though he wanted to change the creature into a sort of mini-dinosaur and I'll always believe the creature should look more or less at it does, any unearthly mirror of humanity). Yeah, I could go on and on about the original. I hope the remake isn't entirely dreadful.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Breck Esiner

    by Series7

    Thank you Disney for allowing this homo to have a career.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Abbot & Costello Meet the Creature...

    by StatelyWayneManor one seems to remember this.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOO....I Fucking Love Creature...

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Jesus Christ... <p> Ah fuck it, I still got the originals, what do I care?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Why the hell would anyone compare this with Kong???

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    The Creature is completely different.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Just like The Day The Earth Stood Still

    by Snookeroo

    this is a classic that really doesn't stand to be improved by a modern day remake. It worked in it's time and place -- but largely BECAUSE OF it's time and place. And you can't go home again.<br><br>Of course, Hollywood will never, never understand that.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Just make a new fucking aquatic monster movie!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Don't remake the original, don't call it "Creature from the Black Lagoon." A badass aquatic horror movie should sell itself if done right.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Make sure there's inter-species sex...

    by zinc_chameleon

    and a hard 'R' rating. Though, I wouldn't want to do a special-effects monster movie after 'Avatar' unless the Creature learns to perform Shakespeare out on the open water.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    I swear I just read something about this a couple of months ago.

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    With a different director and the creature had been severly redesigned and had a long, flat alligator tail. I remember thinking how retarded that was.</p><p>How goddamn difficult is it to remake this movie? Yes the original is a classic, but I can imagine a version that is much scarier and creepier and believable. The original suit design is genious. The working gills are still amazing. I can see a slight updating, but not much is needed. Come on Universal, get this shit DONE!</p>

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by Yeti

    No one will openly admit to being that old.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST

    could we remake...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...GI Joe? cuz that movie sucked! worst movie I paid to see wit my favorite actor in it (JGL)...

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I'll be all over this like stink...

    by HarryCalder

    ...on a monkey, IF they use a man-in-a-suit. A little CG enhancement would be okay. But if they go all-digital on the Creature, it will suck donkey dick. Which means, likely, this will suck donkey dick... *sigh* Which is too bad because the last time I saw the original, I did think it was kind of hokey. (Purists can start the egg-throwing in 3... 2... 1...)

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    just saw some ironman 2 footage on cs.n whats this talkback abo

    by theDannerDaliel

    oh a movie that migth be made....again---

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    They should remake the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstien, and Boo Ber

    by Baron Karza

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    My Grandpa's Childhood is about to be Raped...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    Right, Gramps? Hello? ZZZzzzzZZzzzzzZzzzz...

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    It's official: AICN crew is not reviewing Avatar

    by drompter

    That's what it looks like. I mean, we are talking about, what, the biggest movie ever? Every godammed movie site already posted their reviews except for this one. You'd think that since Harry keeps "getting off the phone" with Jim and Avatar just hours away this site's crew would have their reviews up already.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by ricarleite2

    Harry said he would

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    King Kong 2005

    by IAmLegolas

    How much longer are you guys going to argue about that movie? We get it, it was too long for you, it tanked at the box office (according to your North American view point) and the bronto stampede looked like shit. "Gooood for yoooou!" - Christian Bale rant.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves....Samurai?!?

    by TheWaqman

    What the fuck is this shit? Last Samurai 2?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    i did some digging and got some script details

    by JettL93

    -The film still takes place in the amazon, but an american company has been dumping chemicles into the water, Gil man isnot a natural phenomenon but i mutated monster<P> -gillman is not the only mutant, there is a scene with a walking shark who also has arms and fish that can shoot sharpened gils <P> - The story is set in modern times, a significant plot point involves the team tracking gil man through GPS satelittes<P> - I can't find word on whether Gil man will be a costume or CGI, but the script mentions him being 7 feet tall so i can't see why a costumed stunt man can't play him.<P> -Universal is looking for both an established older actor as well as a new commer male and female lead. rumour has it that Danny glover is said to be close to signing for the "disgruntled old captain" role<P> -There is a slight refernce to the event of both the mummy films and the upcoming wolfman film, meaning universal is trying to tie together their current slate of monster movies into the same world<P><<P> More info when i get it

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Another technically skilled guy as big budget director

    by YackBacker

    I don't know enough about this guy to pass judgment, so I won't. Fincher came out of commercials and he's distinguished himself since then tremendously. But notice how the era of the auteur has declined? We don't have a current stable of Coppolas, Scorseses or DePalmas. The industry (and the craft) has changed.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    PJ's "Lagoon" to include scene where he ice dances

    by Redmond

    with leading lady.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST


    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I have been waiting for this remake since back when it was joked about in the very early 90's. My favorite Universal horror movie out there. If the remake sucks, I'll be smart enough to not watch it again and just stick with the original, ergo my "Childhood won't be raped".

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Yackbacker: I agree

    by Redmond

    With this guy from Uruguay getting a million dollar deal and Sam Raimi as a producer on the back of his short movie "Panic Attack!", which was essentially a VFX demo reel aping Michael Bay shots, it seems the era of finding directors who can tell a story is long gone. Now, it's about finding a "shooter", someone to get it into the can with as little irritance to the studio as possible.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Please let it be McG or Renny Harlin..!

    by venvariants

    Not Paul Suck Anderson? No? Who then?? What great, visionary Cameron-caliber director did they choose..? Oh. Oh. WHO?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for this!

    by Atomica

    One of the only Universal Movie Monsters that actually deserves to me remade.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap

    it'll suck.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    They'll have to change the name

    by gavdiggity

    Otherwise Al Sharpton will picket.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Uh, Avatar reviews?

    by DadTimesTwo

    Where are the Avatar reviews? I know there are dozens of reviews of the movie out there, but I want to know what the AICN crew thinks. It's not like there's so much other stuff going up on the site that they haven't had time to write them...

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    Cool name. That is by far my favorite episode of MST3K. <p>I put Tim up front to absorb the hail of bullets". Classic.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Was the Brendan Fraser Mummy movie

    by SithMenace

    a remake of the original Universal Monsters Mummy film?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Concerning the avatar reviews

    by JettL93

    Last i talked with Harry he told us not to post any until wednesday. They are coming but apparently legally we are not allowed to post them until wednesday

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    The brendan fraiser Mummy movies were reimaginings

    by JettL93

    very little from the original 30's movies was used, the name Ardeth bay was actually the name of the mummy, in the remakes it is the name of the the majdah guard. Plus the 30's films were staright up horror movies where as steven summers' film are more action adventure films

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    JettL93, how old are you?

    by SithMenace

    I seriously want to know?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    SithMenace...what does my age have to do with it?

    by JettL93

    it's a very odd question to ask

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    To JettL93

    by DadTimesTwo

    I can understanding you not wanting to break an embargo. I'll be checking the site tonight at 12:01 a.m. :)

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    REMAKES, it's been said...

    by Jubal_Early

    ...will be how this decade is defined. I mean, did you READ the line in the story here-- "The BLACK LAGOON was going to be remade by Jackson, who instead decided to remake KING KONG, and so they got this guy Esiner who was going to remake LAGOON, but decided instead to remake THE CRAZIES...REMAKES, REMAKES, REMAAAAAAAKES! I think this site might be someday be renamed Ain't It Remake News, and through no fault of their own. That seems to be the only news that Hollywood is putting out. Check out the other stories on the site--ROBIN HOOD, THE BOX, CLASH OF THE TITANS, FANTASTIC VOYAGE, on and on and on and on...I used to think that people who said the days of originality in Hollywood are over were just cynical, but now I'm starting to wonder.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Steven Summers?

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    And Jubal_Early

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I here you man, but at least you got underrated non-mainstream films that are still very good coming out.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    And don't throw in an Ecological message.

    by cookylamoo

    We friggin' get it already.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    Because you claim to have worked with just about everyone in Hollywood, so I'm curious how old you are.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Somethings' so not right with JettL93

    by seniorspeilbergio

    He's obviously talking way out of his ass but why? It's almost like he's been assigned to do this, maybe by another site, i think. I smell a hidden agenda behind the massive pile of bullshit.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Release the Kraken!

    by MacReady452

    still no Clash trailer thread

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    re: JettL

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...admitted he doesnt work in Hollywood in some TB...his shtick was original at first, but then he admitted he was a fraud, now he back to his fradulent ways...make up your mind kid or sir or gal or whoever...btw, can I get a part in the next Batman? that guy Wendys got to be in it...

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU Warner Bros

    by Lamerz

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    They tried to get JettL93 to direct ...

    by Lamerz

    but he had to very politely turn them down. He likes writing and creating the stories behind the scenes (and getting teabagged by top tier directors).

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I will never understand the King Kong hate

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

    As an enormous fan of the original, I can honestly say that I love Jackson's Kong. ESPECIALLY the first hour and a half or so. It only slows down a bit in New York, to me.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    i refuse to state my age so that i can protect my identity

    by JettL93

    i don't mind coming hjere and droping spoilers and scoops but if i leave to many clues then top people will find out who i am. and i don't have an act or a shtick i'm just a real guy that got lucky, and sue me for wanting to give a little of that back. and no i haven't been sent here by another site or hired by this site to create talkback buzz..geez thats ridiculous for so many reasons

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Dude, that's fine

    by SithMenace

    But just know that no one believes you, especially after your "inside scoop" on the new Star Wars movies the other day. That rumor was completely discounted, and only an idiot would believe that Lucas would want Fisher and Hamill back for more movies.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    so my star wars scoop was fake, huh?

    by JettL93

    was it now?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    re: JettL

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...admittin that you dont work in Hollywood but yet post comments sayin you work in Hollywood is a shtick...just like my shtick is usin too many ellipsises...

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    The Teacher From the Black Lagoon

    by cookylamoo

    with Morgan Freeman as the Principal.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Jubal Early

    by The StarWolf

    Too right. Maybe we'll get lucky and the revolving door will keep going and they'll never really get it off the ground, finally deciding instead to do something else. Something ... dare I utter it? "Original."

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    re: yourSTEPDADDY

    by JettL93

    my posts about not being in hollywood was sarcasm it was done in jest as a way of mocking those who think i'm not the real deal...apparently it didn't come across like i had intended. People who run this site know who i am, i was even offered a black box but i felt that was too much attention so i declined, i prefer to mingle among the masses and not draw attenmtion to my posts

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    King Kong critics

    by MR. MURDOCH

    Man, these L.A. critics are tough... $550 mil. worldwide in theaters, and generally strong reviews, and Jackson's KONG is now considered a relative "failure" by these guys (and perhaps the industry)?? OK, there's quite a bit of character jibber-jabbing in the middle of the film that is needless and perhaps perfunctory -- but the Kong stuff? Amazing. That confrontation on the rocks/cave by the water? The climax atop the skyscraper with Watts? The visual effects work, cinematography alone, and Watts' performance, are top-notch in this film -- some really beautiful stuff here. This is no Superdud Returns, here, people... Compared to things like Bayformers II, Jackson's KONG is rather genius, I'd argue. Hell, compared to many things, much of KONG is genius...

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    my childhood is in fact about to be raped

    by Cyan09

    When I was 6 my dad bought all of the universal monsters series black & white vhs tapes, and although I loved them all I would watch creature from the black lagoon continuously. I have the dvd and still watch it on a good rotation. There is no way they will not fuck this up. And I will do what talk-backers do best: bitch like there is no tomorrow. I mean really, this is a horrible idea. Also, I liked PJs Kong, but that was not a film I had as a child, and didn't see the original until my late teen years, so I had no expectations.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by seniorspeilbergio

    I question your motivations... and your sanity.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    And besides...

    by seniorspeilbergio

    You do realize that no one here believes you and that your "scoops" are falling on deaf ears, right? You must see this.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Question for you JettL93...

    by seniorspeilbergio

    Does Speilberg smoke pot?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    And another....

    by seniorspeilbergio

    When did Disney decide to start on Pirates of the Carribean 4?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    What happened to Simon West..

    by seniorspeilbergio

    on the set of The Time Machine and who replaced him? Can you answer any of these questions?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    well i don't know everything

    by JettL93

    geez, i'm not GOD

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Oh really...

    by seniorspeilbergio

    Because I know PA's who can answer those questions. Surly your more in the loop than them. But it's okay. I didn't think you could answer any of those.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    It's official JettL93...

    by seniorspeilbergio

    You're full of shit. News at 11.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I like JettL93' schtick! His shit is better than Bob Orci's..

    by conspiracy

    definitely more imaginitive. Also, even if it may be an honest case of delusional schizophrenia let us be honest...mental illness is fucking entertaining!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    I seriously want to stab the author of the last shooting script.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    Like stab in the throat!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    What the fuck are people thinking?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    You know Conspiracy...

    by seniorspeilbergio

    I can't argue with that. It is. I mean, him and the Avatar haters are better than any reality TV I've ever seen but Jesus, enough's enough. I had to say something. He's gone from entertaining to downright annoying.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    and he passed on this so now we are fucked.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    and he passed on this so now we are fucked.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    And Please, please....

    by seniorspeilbergio

    Never remake Black Lagoon. That's ALOT of peoples' favorite Universal monster. Jack Arnold made real science fiction movies in the 50's. He was way ahead of his time. Check out The Monolith Monsters sometime (he's credited with the story). Besides, I can't imagine a Black Lagoon film without the priceless Jack Arnold misogeny.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Is anybody else interested in this?

    by mistergreen

    Creature from the Black Lagoon is interesting? I'm looking forward to this like I'm looking forward to the next transformers movie or the next Terminator movie..

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    ZOMG SEAMONKIES!11!!1!1!ONE!1!

    by Zahaladeen

    Yeah. It walked around a lot with it's mouth open. SCARY. The Murlock Kings from Fallout 3 were scarier.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST


    by Zahaladeen

    ...meh. Maybe. I'd like to see what they do with a reboot, how they could imagine Mr. Lobster Face.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    I agree. There are a lot of set pieces that work beautifully. The opening alone picturing depression era New York, with the huge cityscapes, is visually impressive.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by blakindigo

    Why was Simon West replaced on "The Time Machine"?

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    JettL93 is the thinking man's Dannygloversdickblood.

    by heavenlykid

    You can put that on your first book's dustcover.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Part of IM 2 trailer!

    by jaysin420

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    They could have the Creature meet a CGI Abbot and Costello.

    by banditmania

    More PS3 graphics!!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by blakindigo

    Actually, please don't answer that.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by seniorspeilbergio

    It's kind of sad anyway.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by BendersShinyAss

    GET yourself a black box and alternate between the non black box and the black box.... ie; attention grabbing. ALSO.... have it so you can prove your point cause you'r not fun these days.. i really do just skip over your posts these days.... you haven't said ANYTHING that I've considered 'insider info'

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    3 Times 3D?

    by Mr Peanut

    If they make this 3D, I'm pretty sure CREATURE will be the first 3D movie, with a 3D sequel AND a 3D remake!

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the original creature sort of shuffled along

    by Castlemonster

    and looked like it was having an asthma attack. And he got all dopey over a chick in a swimsuit. Obviously, there would have to be a lot of changes. And, yes, I'm afraid it would have a tail. If it has a spine and lives in the water, chances are it has a tail.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    King Kong Sucked because Anne Darrow fell for Kong

    by cookylamoo

    Ape love killed all the tragedy and turned it into an overwrought animal rights movie.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Are people really hating on CFTBL? You don't like movies.

    by the Green Gargantua

    this board is young.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    The Creature is the shit.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Who hates the Creech?

    by Castlemonster

    I have a French CFTBL reprint poster signed by Ben Chapman. The Creech is iconic. It's just not very scary. Even the fish wouldn't be scared of him because he's too slow to catch them. The Creech in the remake would have to look like it could actually catch fish, to say nothing of menacing humans.

  • Dec. 15, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by Castlemonster

    Peter Benchley's Creature. There's an example of a cool-looking creature design that was executed poorly. Most of the time the shark-man-dude just stood there looking stoned. Occasionally they'd jerk the camera around to make it look like the shark-dude was moving but it never looked like anything more than a nicely sculpted hunk of rubbery rubber. Crap movie.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    CFTBL Tail?

    by RefutetheHype

    Remake is a game-changer, then.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    PJ's Kong had its share if faults

    by tomimt

    In the end it wasn't the masterpiece people expected, but it's not a terrible movie, a bit too longwinded, but not over all unwatchable. Hell, I even managed to feel for Kong in the end and that was surprising.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    So this is the project...

    by Johnny Wishbone

    ...that no directors want to touch. It doesn't bode well.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    kong 2005

    by notkinski

    way way too long. each and every sequence could have been cut probably in half. if so it would have been much better. would have liked to see universals 1976 unfilmed version done perhaps. don't worry I'm sure some asshole will do it again before you can say short attention span.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Corny project is D.O.A.

    by cowboyone

    Once Wolfman tanks, this silly talk will end.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    The Preacher from the Black Lagoon.

    by cookylamoo

    Come with me and be Fishers of Men.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    The Creech was a mutant from chemicals. Not unlike the beasty form the 1979 film, "Prophecy". A the new design has a tail. I hope, no I PRAY to fucking Dagon that with a new director that this bullshit is dropped. The reason to remake this movie is to make the Creature scary as hell.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    Grab the girl in mid air and disappear. Kind of like great white sharks were revealed to do in that Shark special that blew everyones minds a few years ago. As for his re-imagining they should hire Wayne Barlow.

  • Dec. 16, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Are the other AICN crew guys on vacation?

    by AsimovLives

    Why we have to endure with Merrick's lame diatribes?

  • Dec. 18, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    NO CGI Creature! Sign petition:)

    by imp_fx_com