Acclaimed commercials director Carl Erik Rinsch is in early talks to direct the remake of 1954 monster movie classic “Creature From The Black Lagoon” for Universal Pictures reports The LA Times.
The original followed an undersea creature that terrorizes a scientific expedition. Gary Ross, Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce the remake.
Before that Rinsch will make his feature directing debut on epic period piece “47 Ronin” starring Keanu Reeves. He became famous online earlier this year when he was briefly courted to direct an “Alien” prequel that Ridley Scott ultimately will helm.