Concept Sculpt Shows Off Unused Creature from the Black Lagoon Remake Design

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Concept Sculpt Shows Off Unused Creature from the Black Lagoon Remake DesignIf we’ve learned anything from reporting the latest news here at Dread Central over the years, it’s that Hollywood is a fickle place where ideas come and go, and many planned and proposed films find themselves in the dreaded development hell.

One of those doomed projects is a remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, which has been in the works for several decades with various different writers and directors attached.

Though we’ve got nothing new to report with regard to the creature’s return to the big screen, the folks over at Shock Till You Drop posted an interesting concept sculpture earlier today, which gives us a glimpse at what the titular character would’ve looked like had one of those failed attempts to remake the classic film gotten off the ground.

The sculpture was spotted at Burbank, California’s, Creature Features FX shop, and though there’s no way of knowing for sure which of the many proposed remakes this design was going to be used in, the site speculates that this was likely the creature we would’ve seen in director Breck Eisner’s version, which was in the works back in 2005.

Check out the sculpture below, and let us know what you think.

Last we heard, Universal had hired Dave Kajganich to write a Creature from the Black Lagoon reboot, simply titled The Black Lagoon, though that project appears to have suffered the same fate as the many attempts that have come before it.

Will the creature ever again emerge from the black lagoon? Your guess is as good as ours!

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  • Shambling_in_Bandages


    You could put the original Gill-man design in a modern movie and it would still look great. That’s how great it is.

  • MonsterMash

    Its kinda cool, but not Creature cool. Leave this one alone.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    Hmm it’s interesting. I love the Creature, film is one of my all time favorites; a good remake can be done of it I think. Kind of depends what they were going for I guess, if it was meant to be much sleeker and more predator like vs human the design works…but does rob the Creature of it’s humanity.

  • frank_dracman

    Yeah, that looks like garbage. I say leave the classics alone. We don’t need another Wolfman, Ugh.


    I’ve been hearing about a remake of this for over a decade, still waiting!

  • Foywonder

    So the Gillman would have just looked the lovechild of Abe Sapien and Alien? Another great example of Hollywood trying to reinvent the wheel.

    All you need to do is just use the exact design from the original film and motion capture the actor ala the new Planet of the Apes films. No reason to reinvent the wheel here.

    • Steve Barton

      Wholeheartedly agree to the tenth power X’s infinity.

    • Terminal

      Completely agree.

      This design looks like a Salamander or something.

  • Steve Barton

    The Creature is one of my all time favorite monster suits. It’s perfect in every way. I… hate… this!