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NBC's newest 'Invisible' man: Ross

25 October 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross has signed up for television duty, teaming with Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. TV for a drama project dubbed Invisible that has landed a pilot commitment at NBC. The project is described as a medical thriller about a renegade researcher who is tracking a mysterious disease through the Centers for Disease Control. Ross is set to pen the script and serve as an executive producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Bruckheimer TV chief Jonathan Littman. Ross earned Oscar nominations for adapted screenplay and best picture for his 2003 period drama Seabiscuit. He also snared Oscar noms in writing categories for 1993's Dave and 1988's Big. He also wrote and directed the 1998 cult-fave film Pleasantville. Among his recent feature projects, Ross is shepherding a remake of the 1954 creature-feature classic Creature From the Black Lagoon through his Universal Pictures-based Larger Than Life Prods. banner. (HR 10/20). Ross also has been signed by FX to pen one of the episodes in its upcoming miniseries The Ten Commandments (HR 1/12). »

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Eisner helms 'Lagoon' redo for Uni, Ross

20 October 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Breck Eisner has been tapped to direct Universal Pictures' remake of Creature From the Black Lagoon. Gary Ross, whose father, Arthur Ross, was a writer on the 1954 original, is producing via his Larger Than Life banner. Part of Universal's rich legacy of black-and-white monster movies, the original Lagoon followed a scientific expedition searching for fossils in the Amazon that discovers a prehistoric creature able to breathe underwater. The creature, named Gill-Man, terrorizes the group and falls in love with the fiancee of a member of the expedition. The studio began developing updates of its creature features after the success of 1999's The Mummy. Ross wrote the current draft of the screenplay. Tedi Safarian also wrote a draft. »

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Eisner helms 'Lagoon' redo for Uni, Ross

20 October 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Breck Eisner has been tapped to direct Universal Pictures' remake of Creature From the Black Lagoon. Gary Ross, whose father, Arthur Ross, was a writer on the 1954 original, is producing via his Larger Than Life banner. Part of Universal's rich legacy of black-and-white monster movies, the original Lagoon followed a scientific expedition searching for fossils in the Amazon that discovers a prehistoric creature able to breathe underwater. The creature, named Gill-Man, terrorizes the group and falls in love with the fiancee of a member of the expedition. The studio began developing updates of its creature features after the success of 1999's The Mummy. Ross wrote the current draft of the screenplay. Tedi Safarian also wrote a draft. »

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