Creature From The Black Lagoon gets Aquaman writer Will Beall

ICONINSIDER — ‘Aquaman’ scriptwriter Will Beall is set to revive the classic monster movie ‘The Creature From The Black Lagoon’.
Beall – whose previous work also includes ‘Gangster Squad’ and the TV series ‘Castle’ and ‘Training Day’ – has been hired to re-tell the 1954 horror movie as part of the new Universal Monsters shared universe.
The film has been in development for some time with Gary Ross – whose father Arthur Ross wrote the original – heading up the process and it will be produced by Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman.
The original film – starring Julia Adams in the leading female role of Kay Lawrence – focused on a group of scientists on an expedition through the Amazon who discover a human-fish hybrid.
The Universal Monsters franchise is being kicked off with ‘The Mummy’ – starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe – which hits cinemas in June and will be followed by remakes of the studio’s classics including ‘The Invisible Man’, ‘The Wolf Man’ and a movie focused on Dracula’s nemesis Van Helsing.
Universal’s creature features kicked off in the 1920s with Lon Chaney’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.

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