Vincenzo Natali (Cube) recently stated that he wants to direct the big screen return of ‘Swamp Thing’.
“There are two incarnations of Swamp Thing. Both of them are quite wonderful. 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.”
Natali may have a very good shot at getting the job. Joel Silver is producing ‘Swamp Thing’, and is also one of the producers for Natali’s current project ‘Splice’.