Breck Eisner parted ways with Universal's remake of "Creature From the Black Lagoon" earlier this year, fans of the 1950s camp classic wondered if and when the new film would ever see the light of day.
But now the story of Gill-Man and his victims is getting a new director -- and possibly some new momentum. Carl Rinsch, the hot commercials director who recently signed on to direct the samurai adventure "47 Ronin" for Universal, is now also in talks to direct "Creature From the Black Lagoon" for the studio.
The movie, which was originally shot and shown in 3D -- a very primitive, 1950s kind of 3D -- revolves around a mythic monster who spooks scientists (and the requisite beautiful damsel) in the Amazon.
Meanwhile, Eisner has signed on to a film that's kind of new but kind of familiar (and scary): "The Brood." That's the David Cronenberg horror flick about a woman who telepathically communicates with her group of mutant children, instructing them to act out violently. Eisner's on board to direct the new version, which is written by Cory Goodman for financier Spyglass Entertainment.
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