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New Version of Swamp Thing In Development

Looking to match the tone of Alan Moore’s run

The LA Times Blog have run a fascinating article on Akiva Goldsman, writer on a handful of Ron Howard’s most esteemed films such as A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and The Da Vinci Code, as well as Will Smith’s I Am Legend and (uh-hem) Batman & Robin. He stepped behind the camera to direct a few episodes of Fringe, but is most currently attached to produce several comic book properties for the big screen.

One project of note is the new version of Swamp Thing, currently in-development. Goldsman told the publication that Swamp Thing will be closer in tone to the character as presented in Alan Moore’s eerie, metaphysical horror comics rather than the rubber-suit bog creature from the 1982 Wes Craven movie.

“We want a film with real Southern, dark horror overtones, a little bit like a classic Universal horror film,” he says, knowing full well that his presence on the project will stir controversy — it’s a character that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has called one of the “few remaining Holy Grails” in comics.

Goldman also talks about Jonah Hex (starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, due out next summer), the recently announced Lobo movie with Guy Ritchie at the helm, The Losers adaptation with Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the lead and much, much more. Check out the full piece right here.

Source: LA Times