The LA Times sat down with Akiva Goldsman and got him to talk about the many projects he’s working on that will make you nervous/upset, including Lobo and Swamp Thing.
Goldsman gives updates on current projects like Jonah Hex and The Losers, but the real news is the stuff that’s coming up. On Lobo:
“There’s something hyperbolic and authentic about a Guy Ritchie movie. His best movie are deeply, deeply stylized yet they are all grounded; there’s a grit of stylization, which sounds like an oxymoron but it makes perfect sense when you’ve seen his films.”
Goldsman added: “We’ve never seen Guy’s sensibility married to a project with such a large special effects budget. “
Goldsman said Ritchie will shoot a test scene in November — “We’ve got the character design pretty much done,” Goldsman said, “and the test will get us moving forward to the next step” — and casting will be decided after that.
As for Swamp Thing:
Then there’s “Swamp Thing,” which Goldsman said will be closer in tone to the character as presented in Alan Moore’s eerie, metaphysical horror comics than the rubber-suit bog creature from the 1982 Wes Craven B-movie.
“We want a film with real Southern, dark horror overtones, a little bit like a classic Universal horror film,” Goldsman said, knowing full well that his presence on the project will stir controversy — it’s a character that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has called one of the “few remaining Holy Grails” in comics.
Read the rest, including what Goldsman might make his directorial debut, at the LA Times.
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