It seems that, not content with remaking his father’s superb An American Werewolf In London, Max Landis could be working another reboot of a classic – though to be fair a remake of 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon has been in the planning since the 1980’s.
About three weeks ago Landis was answering questions on his Instagram story when someone asked him about his upcoming projects. He responded with a bunch of abbreviations that were “GV”, “DS”, “H”, “TTP”, “AWIL”, and “CFBL.” “AWIL” must be An American Werewolf In London which we know is happening with Universal Pictures. And “CFBL” could very well stand for Creature from the Black Lagoon which Universal are trying to get off the ground in their latest attempt to revive their rather misbegotten Dark Universe. A Reddit user happened to notice the connection and posted a thread on Reddit asking if Landis was working on the remake. Landis commented on the post, but didn’t directly acknowledge that he was working on the film.
This has got a lot of people intrigued, and the details seem to tie in nicely, but it’s still really just conjecture at this point. Personally I’d rather Landis did the Creature from the Black Lagoon remake than the An American Werewolf In London one – I love the former, but there are a few ways in which it could be improved upon, while it would be hard to better John Landis’s film.