Hollywood has unearthed two old-school franchises headed for potential remakes: The Masters of the Universe and The Creature of the Black Lagoon.According to entertainment publication Variety, He-Man could make a comeback on the silver screen thanks to Richard Wenk. The co-writer for The Expendables 2 will be tasked with penning the project to be directed by John Chu.
The film will be based on the popular Mattel toys launched in the early 1980s, which led to several TV series adaptation and a movie with Dolph Lundgren released in 1987.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), one of the first films shot in 3D, is also slated for a comeback, reveals The Hollywood Reporter. Dave Kajganich (Invasion) will be in charge of updating the script for the horror flick about a scientific expedition in the Amazonian rain forest faced with a deadly amphibious creature. Carl Rinsch (47 Ronin), who was tied to the movie at one point, is now out of the picture as the director.