Breck Eisner Goes from "Sahara" to "Black Lagoon"

by | October 20, 2005 | Comments

Breck Eisner made his debut with last April’s "Sahara" for Paramount, and he’ll soon be helming Universal’s remake of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon." Gary Ross ("Pleasantville") will produce and contribute the first draft of the screenplay.

Breck Eisner is, of course, son of former Disney head Michael Eisner, but there’s a lesser-known (and more interesting) trivia tidbit regarding this project. The original "Creature" was directed by Jack Arnold and written by Arthur A. Ross … who is the father of Gary Ross. (How often does a son get to pen a remake of his own father’s screenplay?)

From Variety: ""As a kid, I remember loving Jack Arnold’s original version of this film," Eisner said. "What I really want to do is update an iconic image from the ’50s and bring in more of the sci-fi sensibility of ‘Alien‘ or John Carpenter‘s ‘The Thing.’ "

(The) original introduced Gill Man, who terrorized archaeologists exploring in the Amazon. Plans for the update call for shooting in the U.S. as well as a Central or South American location."

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