Universal 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]