Last I’d heard, the Creature from the Black Lagoon remake had been tabled after Guillermo del Toro realized he didn’t have time to do it. Breck Eisner (Sahara) is the guy in charge now and he’s found his shooting location: the actual Amazon. Eisner says:
I want it to be authentic; I want it to be a sea of green rather than CG … We had a crew in the Amazon in Peru … We found a place called the Forest of Mirrors, because you can see [from] overhead [that] there are so many lagoons on a thousand-mile green-carpet river, and we found the lagoon we’re going to shoot in.
It is certainly easy to update the story. It was shot in modern times at the time it was originally made, and this will be shot today in the Amazon. We are updating the tone of the original.
I’ve always thought that Creature from the Black Lagoon – as awesome and perfect as the original is – would be a prime candidate for remaking in modern times. You’d barely have to change the script; just update the effects and maybe some slang.
You’d absolutely have to have Jennifer Connelly play Kay though.