Fringe Showrunner To Script Remake Of Creature From The Black Lagoon

CreatureUniversal has tapped former Fringe showrunner Jeff Pinkner to rewrite their Creature From The Black Lagoon. The original concept was created in 1954 by Jack Arnold and focused around a group of scientist who embark upon a fossil-hunting expedition up the Amazon river. They encounter a pre-historic half-human and half-fish creature that falls in love with one of the female scientists.

Reports say that the role of the female scientist / love interest has been offered to Scarlett Johansson.

Pinkner also scripted Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is working on Stephen King's The Dark Tower adaptation, is one of the group in the Transformers writer's room and is the showrunner for this summer's Zoo.

 

[Source: The Tracking Board]

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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