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‘Black Lagoon’ to feature Rinsch?

Universal in talks with director for sci-fi remake

Universal Pictures is in early talks with Carl Erik Rinsch to direct “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” a remake of the 1954 U pic about an undersea creature that terrorizes a scientific expedition.

Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman will produce with Gary Ross.

Deal would be the second big U picture for Rinsch, who will make his feature directing debut on “47 Ronin,” the epic samurai swordsmen tale that takes place in 18th century Japan, and is set to star Keanu Reeves. That picture is expected to begin production next year.

Rinsch is known for lensing highly visual commercials for RSA owners Ridley and Tony Scott. The Scotts once courted Rinsch to direct a prequel to “Alien,” until Ridley Scott decided to helm that film himself.

Universal has been keen to reprise “Creature,” one of its most famous monster franchises. In a previous incarnation, the studio had Breck Eisner attached to direct a script by Ross, whose father, Arthur A. Ross, co-wrote the original.

Rinsch is repped by CAA.

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