Julie Adams on Black Lagoon Musical, Remake


The former is for the “rock generation”

Among those who turned out for the opening of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Creature from The Black Lagoon: A Raging Rockin’ Show was Julie Adams, the Gill-Man’s main squeeze and star of the original 1954 film that inspired the park’s latest attraction.

“It’s [for] a whole new generation and I thought everybody was great,” Adams told ShockTillYouDrop.com of her reaction to the show. “They did fantastic things, wonderful effects. It’s just different. It’s the rock generation.”

In the musical stage adaptation, the Gill-Man is disturbed when an science expedition coasts into his turf. He later falls for a lovely gal and, well, a expect a few “enormous” deviations from the original film. Reflecting on why the tale of the Creature has endured over 50 years, Adams says, “There is an empathy because Ben Chapman – who played the Creature on land – used to say, ‘We invaded his territory.’ Especially in the movie, we feel for him. That’s why it’s lasted so long. He’s not horrible. You say, ‘Oh, we don’t want to see him hit with a spear at the end.'”

And of the Creature from the Black Lagoon remake: “They’ve been talking about it for years and I don’t really know. I think it’s tricky to remake a film that has become a classic in its own way. It’s very tricky and I just hope they do it right if they do it.”

Stay tuned for a full gallery from the musical soon!

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor

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