Hulk TV Series To Be Real, Says Guillermo Del Toro
For months now Guillermo Del Toro has been teasing us with little snippets of information about his planned Hulk television series, which he is producing alongside former Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick for ABC.
In a recent chat to FEARnet Del Toro gave some insight into his plans to set Hulk in the real world as apposed to a comic book world.
“I cannot spoil much, but we are making [the Hulk] exist in the real world. [We'll examine] what it would be to go through that process for real.”
He continued: “There’s some elements of the excitement of the transformation [from Bruce Banner to the Hulk], but also some elements of the horror of [the process].”
Del Toro revealed that he has taken much inspiration from the original Stan Lee and Jack Kirby comic book as well as the recent run on Hulk by Jeph Loeb.
“I really think Jeph Loeb’s run on the comic was phenomenal,” he said. “I don’t want to say more, but… hopefully in the run of the series… we’ll explore [the Hulk] as thoroughly as it’s been done in the comics.”
The Incredible Hulk television series is in development for ABC’s fall 2012 schedule.
The question is will it be as fondly remembered and as loved as the classic CBS series of the 1970s and 80s, which introduced a more mainstream audience to The Hulk and is among the few comic book inspired television shows to make it beyond a single television season.
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