New Swamp Thing movie may be in 3-D

by Matthew Price Published: August 29, 2009

LOS ANGELES — At the press conferences for “Whiteout,” producer Joel Silver talked briefly about another comic-book movie that has been long in development.   When asked what movies might work well in 3-D, he mentioned a new version of the DC Comics property “Swamp Thing.”

“I’ll hopefully do Swamp Thing, which is a movie we’ve had for a long time,” Silver said. “We think that would definitely be great to do in 3-D.”

Silver said some movies do work well in 3-D, and others might not, and it’s still early enough in the development of new 3-D technology that it’s important to pick and choose.

“Certain movies fit really well into that situation, and others don’t need it,” he said.

Len Wein said in 2004 he was working on a script to a “Swamp Thing” film.

“Swamp Thing” was created by Wein and Bernie Wrightson.  Alec Holland was transformed into a crusading force for the swamp in moody, atmospheric comics by Wein and Wrightson in the 1970s.  Writer Alan Moore turned the concept inside out during his influential run on the character in the 1980s.

The character inspired two films and a TV series, in which the muck monster was played by Dick Durock.

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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