Universal Pictures is looking to remake Creature From the Black Lagoon, the 1954 classic about an undersea creature that terrorizes a scientific expedition, and is in talks with Carl Erik Rinsch to direct.
According to Variety, the deal would be the second big Universal picture for Rinsch, who will make his feature directing debut on 47 Ronin, the epic samurai swordsmen tale that takes place in 18th century Japan, and is set to star Keanu Reeves. That picture is expected to begin production next year.
Universal has been keen to reprise " Creature From the Black Lagoon, one of its most famous monster franchises. In a previous incarnation, the studio had Breck Eisner attached to direct a script by Ross, whose father, Arthur A. Ross, co-wrote the original.
Rinsch is repped by CAA.