UPDATE: Splice Director Wants To Tackle Swamp Thing Next
Speaking to io9, Vincenzo Natali, director of the upcoming Sci-Fi movie Splice has told them that there are 2 projects on his to do list, and one of them is an adaptation of Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing..Update: Natali also spoke to MTV about his desire to make the film..
If you haven't heard of Splice, that will surely change! Its garnering controversy and rave reviews in equal measure. It stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polly as two young scientists who strive to achieve fame by splicing human DNA with the DNA of different animals to create a new creature. In the process they ignore their society's ethical and legal boundaries.
Anyway, the director of Splice, Vincenzo Natali currently holds the rights to direct an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's High Rise, but he would also really like to make Swamp Thing...
"Very briefly, High Rise is a novel by J.G Ballard(Crash), its something that I've been working on for a number of years. I would love to make it into a movie....And Swamp Thing is just something I would love to do. Personally I'd like to go down the Alan Moore road if I could."
The above is transcribed from a video over at io9 which you can see by clicking on the link below.
Last we heard from the Swamp Thing movie camp was from Joel Silver who assured us a movie is on the way. I haven't seen Splice yet, but I have seen another film of Natali's called Cube which is a very under rated sci-fi movie. With Splice making the waves it has been hopefully the studios take notice of the interest and get things moving with proper big screen outing for the Earth Elemental.
"There are two incarnations of Swamp Thing — both of them are quite wonderful," said Natali. "The first one was by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, which was a more traditional sort of retake on classic, James Whale-style, Universal Studio horror films. Then Alan Moore reinvented the character in the early '80s, and that's actually the version that's a little more interesting to me.[Swamp Thing] kind of became... I don't want to call him an ecological superhero, but he became an ecological character quite unlike anything you've ever seen before, It's a comic book, but it delves into some very interesting stuff, both psychological and philosophical. It would be — if done properly — extraordinary."
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