Out doing promotions for an episode of NBC’s “Fear Itself”, director Breck Eisner (“Sahara”) talked with ShockTillYouDrop about Universal’s long in development remake of “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
Eisner says they scouted locations for the movie for a month last year but got shut down when the writers strike began. The plan was to shoot in Manaus, Brazil and on the Amazon in Peru and specifically – “This place called the Forest of Mirrors, because there are so many lagoons on a thousand mile green carpet river, and we found the lagoon we’re going to shoot in” he says.
With the strike over though, things are progressing – “We’ve got the boat set and everything ready to go… I’m waiting on the height of the Amazon river before we start shooting”. Eisner is presently reworking Gary Ross’ screenplay for the remake at this very moment. The look of the creature itself, a product of six months of design at Spectral Motion, is “very faithful to the original, but updated”.
Eisner is also currently prepping a remake of George Romero’s “The Crazies” which he’ll shoot first.