Guillermo del Toro is attaching himself to another project instead of actually shooting another project. This time the director is teaming up with”Battlestar Galactica” executive producer David Eick to create a new TV series version of “The Hulk” for ABC and Marvel. This marks Marvel’s first series project for ABC and del Toro’s first TV project for anyone. Flood gates. Opened. Deadline has more deets:
The series will follow an origin story. In it, physicist Bruce Banner, whose alter ego is the green and raging Hulk, will be in his mid-twenties, less reactive and more energized as the world is still his oyster. Unlike the two Hulk movies, in which the monster was a pure CGI creation, the series will employ a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry and CGI. Del Toro and Eick will break the story for the pilot script together, sharing story and created by credit. Eick will write the script, with del Toro attached to direct subject to his availability.
This means that del Toro could be busy attaching himself to several more projects. Attaching is strenuous and leaves little time for actual directing. “The Hulk” series reboot is still in the very early stages. Marvel is looking to launch it following the July 2012 release of The Avengers, so don’t expect any green transformation or smashing until fall 2012. Maybe after The Avengers you’ll already be sick of The Hulk. Seriously, how many different people can play one superhero?