Gary Ross has been talking about remaking the Creature From The Black Lagoon, which his father co-wrote, since 2001. But now Ross says he hopes to be making the film next year — and it's going to be science-focused and scary, not campy.

The original Creature was based on a lungfish that Ross' dad found, and the new version will have "scientific underpinnings." And Ross, writer/director of Pleasantville and Seabiscuit, has already co-written a new script. No word on a director, and the project hasn't officially been greenlit. [Collider]