Creature from the Black Lagoon and Brood remakes gain directors
Before Ridley Scott recovered the Alien prequel to his own slate, the man tasked with the job was one Carl Rinsch. He didn't end up with nothing though, he ended up with the 47 Ronin film, casting Keanu Reeves as a traditional samurai – good luck with pulling that one off.
However there's a rumour that he may be taking up another film, and this one a classic remake, or rather a remake of a classic, The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Breck Eisner was the man pitched in to direct this film, but he's dropped out and the word is that Carl Rinsch is the man to step in and take his place, the word according to the L.A. Times through Empire that is.
I forget that the original Creature from the Black Lagoon was shot in 3D, and that screams to me the chance to film it in 3D once again, but modern day Avatar 3D, not the silly current 3-”throw everything at the camera”-D, or the equally as daft fifties 3D. Not that it'll be done any differently to the 3D horror we've been seeing I'm sure, I can't see the Avatar (Filmstalker review) investment going into this film.
Personally I think a remake of The Brood sounds more interesting than The Creature from the Black Lagoon, but then it all depends how they tackle the latter film, and if they decide to make it a typical 3D horror or not. If they do, and I was Rinsch, I'd be straight off it.