THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is set to strike fear into the heart of film fans again - SAHARA director Breck Eisner is keen to remake the 1954 horror classic.

Eisner, the son of former Disney boss Michael Eisner, has teamed up with the son of ARTHUR ROSS, who wrote the original screenplay, with a view to giving the film a 21st century makeover.

The movie maker tells trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter, "I've always been a fan of the original, but, for this, I would love to just update and modernise the film. We see it as an aggressive sci-fi horror film in the vein of ALIEN."