Joel Silver Wants to Make a Swamp Thing Revamp in 3D?
I don't know if it's just me (maybe cause I'm not a horror guy), but I always confuse the Swamp Thing monster with the Creature from the Black Lagoon monster. For a while only one of those movies was being remade, but now they're both in the works. Producer Joel Silver talked to press today (via ScreenCrave) about Whiteout and mentioned an interesting scoop at the end. "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 3D. There are a couple of projects I'm thinking about (for the format) but not everything."
Swamp Thing is DC Comic property that Wes Craven turned into a film in the early 80s about a scientist who gets accidentally transformed into a swamp plant monster. It's not something I necessarily think of as a classic, but I really don't follow it closely enough. However, as a campy 3D remake, I'm just not sure. I like the idea of remaking Piranha in 3D just because I've heard they're going all out - spilling more blood than has ever spilled before. But Swamp Thing? In 3D? I don't know, just not something I can get behind for the time being. It depends on who they get to write and direct it, right? Those are the more important decisions.
Of course, this is all in the very early development stages. When Collider tried to ask Silver for more details, he simply replied with: "Maybe going to do it. I like it." I'm sure we'll hear more soon. Anyone excited?