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    Sunday
    Aug302009

    Swamp Thing In 3D? 

     It seems as though every other film released lately has been presented in glorious 3D- and frankly, it’s a trend that I’m not particularly fond of.

    I find the whole concept gimmicky and the 3D glasses are a pain in the ass to wear if you already wear spectacles, like Yours Truly.

    But Uber-Producer Joel Silver believes that making a Swamp Thing movie in 3D is a great idea. As he revealed at a recent press conference:

     “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.”

    When pressed further on the matter by collider , he would only add “Maybe going to do it. I like it.”

    * In late 2003, Swamp Thing's co-creator Len Wein handed in a screenplay that he stated was a ‘true horror’. At that time the plan was to have the Swamp Thing creature be completely CGI.

    *In February 2006, Wein was replaced by the screenwriters of Constantine. Their script, which had the working title of ’The Green’ was based on Alan Moore's run of the Swamp Thing comic book.

    Swamp Thing’s 1982 big screen debut was a quiet cult film helmed by Wes Craven, where as 1989’s The Return of Swamp Thing was a just a goofy over the top mess. However, Swamp Thing did get to redeem himself in his own weekly series on the USA Network from 1990-93.

    Let's hope that this new film will give us a crisp, fresh take on the character that won’t wilt before our very eyes in glorious 3D.

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