Joel Silver Developing Swamp Thing Movie
08.29.09 by BJSprecher
Prolific movie producer Joel Silver has launched many successful franchises in his career, including the Predator, Die Hard, and Matrix series, and now he has plans to bring a certain muck-encrusted anti-hero to the big screen, possibly in glorious 3-D.
While participating in the press conference for his latest picture, Whiteout, Silver was asked what plans, if any, he had for making a 3-D movie. Silver said:
I'm developing a picture now that I'd like to do ... I'll hopefully do Swamp Thing, which is a movie we've had for a long time. We think that would be great to do in 3-D. There are a couple of projects I'm thinking about (for the 3-D format), but not everything.
A DC Comics character, Swamp Thing is a plant elemental, an animated mass of plant material who fights for the survival of the environment against eco-terrorists and supernatural threats. Swamp Thing first received the big-screen treatment in 1982 courtesy of horror master Wes Craven. The first movie was successful enough to earn a sequel and a short-lived TV series, but the big screen and TV versions of the character differed drastically from the comic book version.