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The Creature from the Black Lagoon Has a New Writer

Universal’s long-mooted Creature from the Black Lagoon remake has a writer and I’m not entirely sure we should be getting all that excited.  According to THR, David Kajganich is going to pen the update which has been in development hell for decades.

Kajganich recently penned the remakes of IT and Pet Sematary for Warner Bros.  On one hand, he also scripted The Invasion, the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers which I found to be a complete drag.  On the other hand, he wrote Blood Creek, which I found interesting.

The team at Strike Entertainment are going to produce.  They gave us the Dawn of the Dead remake and The Thing prequel.  So, you now understand my hesitation to get excited, yes?

Mondo Strikes Back With Another Killer Creature from the Black Lagoon Poster

The next mega gallery show from Mondo – based in Austin, Texas – will profile the classic Universal Monsters from dozens of world-renowned artists including Martin Ansin, Rick Baker, JC Richard, Kevin Tong, Ken Taylor and many more.  

The gallery will also include original, never-before-seen works from legendary poster artist Drew Struzan.  The gallery show runs October 19th – November 10th, with an opening reception on October 19 from 7 – 10pm. 

And to celebrate, Mondo is kicking things off at Fantastic Fest (where Shock is at the time of this writing) with the debut of Creature from the Black Lagoon by Laurent Durieux, which will be available for sale at the Mondo pop-up store at the Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar on Friday, 9/21.

Head inside for a larger look!