Given the opportunity, “Splice” (and before that, “Cube”) director Vincenzo Natali wouldn’t mind bringing D.C. Comic’s “Swamp Thing” back to the big screen. And he definitely sounds like he knows his Swamp Thing history, too. Natali tells MTV:
“There are two incarnations of Swamp Thing — both of them are quite wonderful. The first one was by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, which was a more traditional sort of retake on classic, James Whale-style, Universal Studio horror films. Then Alan Moore reinvented the character in the early ’80s, and that’s actually the version that’s a little more interesting to me.
…[Swamp Thing] kind of became… I don’t want to call him an ecological superhero, but he became an ecological character quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s a comic book, but it delves into some very interesting stuff, both psychological and philosophical.”
The last we heard about a possible “Swamp Thing” remake (it’s been made into a movie before, and even managed to squirt out an abysmal sequel), producer Joel Silver was talking it up. So in case you’re listening, D.C., a very, very good genre director would like to take a crack at the Swamp Thing. Call him!
Meanwhile, Natali is making the P.R. rounds to promote his new sci-fi/horror movie, “Splice”. Take a look at a trailer for it below: