Best. News. Ever. – Guillermo del Toro developing a new HULK TV series along with David Eick

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
November 16th, 2010

As if Guillermo del Toro wasn’t busy enough, now you can through a new comic book TV show on his ever-growing slate.

Last month, a rumor began circulating stating that del Toro and Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick were set to pitch a new, live-action TV show surrounding the Marvel character the Hulk. Now, apparently this is the rare case where a rumor becomes truth, because according to Deadline, that very pitch has been picked up.

Here’s the show’s apparent synopsis:

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 are set to develop the pilot’s script in tandem, sharing both story and a created by credit. The kicker is that not only will Eick be penning the script, but depending on the director’s availability, he will be the one to helm the show’s pilot episode. The hands-on genius that he is, he’ll also “oversee the designing of the Hulk character, which is expected to draw on previous comic book incarnations, as well as the original 1978-82 Incredible Hulk TV series, with a few wild tweaks on the old look.” The show is set to hit following the release of THE AVENGERS.

Now, this isn’t all that shocking, seeing as though del Toro was in the running to helm the Hulk adaptation that would ultimately go to Ang Lee, and instead helmed BLADE II. However, it’s no less interesting. I absolutely adore this idea, and honestly cannot wait to see what del Toro can do given this material. He’s the perfect man to take on this project, so count me completely and utterly in.

What about you?

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    I wonder if all the honors somehow will translate into profits. There were so many brands, and names in this piece, I lost count. Looks like someone trying really hard for everyone Convini is a great idea. I’m not so sure.

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