Rob Zombie has revealed that he is interested in developing a remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Remakes are as popular as ever in the current cinematic landscape and with the horror genre also being particularly rampant at the moment, it won’t be much of a surprise to hear of many old titles coming back into relevancy.
One such classic that Rob Zombie has his eye on is Creature from the Black Lagoon and he told HDNet (via JoBlo) in a recent interview that he would certainly be interested in taking a crack at developing a remake of the 1954 film:
“One thing I always thought was possible was to remake the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Because the creature itself, in that phenomenal suit they constructed, could be exactly the same,” Zombie said. “So I think Creature from the Black Lagoon could be a cool one.”
Universal has been working on a remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon for a few years now, with Will Beall (Aquaman) the most recent writer attached and Scarlett Johansson said to be wanted for the female lead. However, the studio’s Dark Universe plans appear to be up in the air at the moment following the mixed reception to last year’s The Mummy.
Are you interested in seeing a modern take on this classic movie monster? Or are there other projects that you think would be better suited to Zombie’s talents?