Back in October 2012, Universal Pictures set David Kajganich to work on the script for their Creature from the Black Lagoon remake, although that was the last we heard of the project. Today, The Tracking Board reports that Scarlett Johansson is the studio's top choice to star in the remake, but it isn't known if an official offer has been made quite yet. The studio is developing a Universal Monsters Shared Universe franchise, which is being spearheaded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, but it isn't known if this project is part of that initiative yet.
Last year's Dracula Untold was confirmed as the first entry into this universe, with the Untitled Mummy Reboot, set for release on June 24, 2016, slated to be the next, although it isn't clear what project will follow from here. The studio did set an April 21, 2017 release date for one of their monster movies, but it was never revealed which monster it will be. It's possible that Creature from the Black Lagoon could be the next project on deck, but we don't know that for sure.
The original Creature from the Black Lagoon hit theaters in 1954, starring Richard Carlson and Julie Adams, centering on a group of scientists who discover a pre-historic monster that is part human and part fish during an expedition to the Amazon jungle. Julie Adams' performance has paved the way for horror starlets and scream queens to this day. The original, which was also one of the final 3D films of the 1950s, spawned two sequels.
The remake doesn't have a director attached at this time, but has a screenplay from Jeffrey Blitz, Gary Ross, Tedi Sarafian and Paul Scheuring. Gary Ross, Robin Bissell, Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are producing. Do you think Scarlett Johansson would be a good fit to star in the Creature from the Black Lagoon remake? Let us know what you think below.