"BSG" Creator and Guillermo Del Toro Adapting "Hulk" for ABC

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"BSG" Creator and Guillermo Del Toro Adapting "Hulk" for ABC

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:33 am

GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND DAVID EICK ("BATTLESTAR GALACTICA") WILL DEVELOP AN "INCREDIBLE HULK" TV ADAPTATION FOR ABC WITH A FALL 2012 LAUNCH DATE (right after "The Avengers" movie comes out in July): http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/guillermo-del-toro-and-david-eick-to-create-new-hulk-television-series-for-abc/.
Details of the premise are sketchy but I hear that the series will follow an origin story... Unlike the two Hulk movies, in which the monster was a pure CGI creation, the series will employ a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry and CGI. Del Toro and Eick will break the story for the pilot script together, sharing story and created by credit. Eick will write the script, with del Toro attached to direct subject to his availability. Del Toro will also oversee the designing of the Hulk character, which is expected to draw on previous comic book incarnations, as well as the original 1978-82 Incredible Hulk TV series, with a few wild tweaks on the old look... "I have always been attracted at the combination of comic book heroics and monsters, Jack Kirby's Demon or Kamandi or DC's Deadman or Marvel's Dr. Strange, Morbius, Metamorpho, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, etc," Del Toro said. He said that The Hulk has been at the top of his list and he first pursued it as a feature film around the time of the 2002 release of Blade II, which he directed. Del Toro added that, with partner Eick "we coalesced a respectful but powerful way of retelling the Banner/Hulk story in a fresh way."

Excited yet? :D Other than Eick still having the stench of the "Bionic Woman" reboot fresh in our minds (and former "Heroes" writer/producer Jeph Loeb amongst the listed co-producers) this has at least the potential of not sucking.
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