Swamp Thing support

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  1. Peyton Westlake

    Peyton Westlake the Dark Avenger

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    You know with all the comic movies that have come out in the last 7 years or so, and now with a few re-makes or re-directions with Batman Begins & the upcoming Superman film.......there's one story I'd like to see done again with a big budget, good screen adaption & director. Swamp Thing. This character, if done right, could be a comic movie without being one, you know? It could be leaning more towards the horror elements like when Moore use to write for Swamp Thing in the early 80's. The question is , who would you trust to adapt it to screen again & who would you choose to direct it? Do you think, like me, it could be the the 1st horror/supernatural comic to be big (I don't include Constantine in this category) .What do you think?
     
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    David Lynch. ;)
     
  3. Peyton Westlake

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    He definitely has a disturbed vision pimpernel.
     
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    Y'know i was kinda joking but i think he COULD actually do it. He is no stranger to creature effects (the baby in Eraserhead, all the stuff in Dune) and he could sure as heck get the horror aspect right. :p
     
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    LOL, didn't know you were joking. He seemed a legitimate choice.
     
  6. Peyton Westlake

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    Would like to go back to this style for Swamp Thing, instead of CGI......

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    This only proves it...

    DC geeks have no life.
     
  8. Peyton Westlake

    Peyton Westlake the Dark Avenger

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    I see you're the authority on spotting that GLREBORN.
     
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    yea, it would be nice, but a Totleben looking Swamp Thing would be cooler..just alot bigger and scarier.

    heh, David Lynch would be interesting.

    didnt Len Wein write a script or something for a new movie a while ago?
     
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    Blade was the first more-horror-than-comic-book-film. It wasn't full-on or true horror, but technically it used many horror elements mixed with all the Action.
    Also, the Marvel Swamp Thing rip-off, Man-Thing just had it's made-for-tv movie which is really trying to be a horror movie.

    But I see your point, and I would love to have a new Swamp Thing movie true to it's roots (pun not intended) as a real horror comic. Swamp Thing has great potential.
     
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    I'm all up for it. Swamp Thing is a great and fascinating character. I think it deserves a fresh take on it.
     
  12. Peyton Westlake

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    Maybe......Tim Burton. His 1st Batman was very dark. Sleepy Hollow was done fairly well too, maybe his vision on Swamp Thing may be just what is needed.
     
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    The movie would be perfect if it had an ending like Swamp Thing #21, The Anatomy Lesson.
     
  14. Peyton Westlake

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    You'll have to help me out on that one Sardaukar.
     
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    Maybe another possibility could be Terry Gilliam. He's done 12 Monkeys and Brothers Grimm now, both have some artistic vision.
     
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    I know who should direct, and he would probably be interested in doing it, and it would be great too...one of the greatest and most interesting directors around.
    A big fan of the horror and comic book genre...

    GUILLERMO DEL TORO


    or, if you want to take a risk and give it to a promising young director, visually stunning, that i would to see something new of him, give it to....TARSEM SINGH, the director of The Cell, and currently attached to the Westworld remake.
     
  17. Peyton Westlake

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    With Blade II ,Hellboy & working on Hellboy 2, not sure he'd want to do Swampy but he is an interesting choice.
     
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    i´m sure he would...the question is, would he have time?
     
  19. Peyton Westlake

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    He'd make time if he wanted it that bad.
     
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    That's actually not a bad idea. Guillermo Del Toro would be great choice for Swamp Thing. I love his movies! Blade 2 and Hellboy ruled! And soon he's going to be working on HB2 (which I'm looking forward to). I'm pretty sure if offered to direct, he'd make time to do it, but then again, I'm not sure if he's even interested in the character at all.

    Del Toro rules! :up:
     
  21. Peyton Westlake

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    I haven't seen WB mentioning Swamp Thing in its plans, after Batman Begins, Superman Returns, and WW. Its a shame because I think with Guillermo, they have a chance at a sleeper hit.
     
  22. Peyton Westlake

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    Also, would it be out of the question to invite back Wes Craven if he was promised a biiger budget?
     
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    That's an excellent idea. I can picture Danny Elfman's music setting the mood already. It would be awesome !
     
  25. Peyton Westlake

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    Thanx for the vote of confidence Bruce Wayne 29
     

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