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Marvel Taps Director For "The Incredible Hulk"

The Incredible HulkMarvel Studios has signed French director Louis Leterrier to helm another feature film version of the story of the Hulk.  Apparently this installment (entitled "The Incredible Hulk") will return the big green guy to his comic book roots, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Leterrier, who is based in Paris, was chosen because of his character driven action film credentials - he directed "The Transporter," "Transporter 2" and Jet Li's "Unleashed."

Why the heck is Marvel doing another Hulk film?  Why not?  I guess. Superhero films make big money these days.

Feige said that "People want to see the green guy again."  So... what?  Is this a sequel to Ang Lee's "Hulk"?  I could be up for that.  It doesn't sound like it, though.  So then is it going to be another retelling entirely?  That would be annoying.  That just sounds like an attempt to separate movie-goers from their money.

At least the script writer, Zak Penn, has some solid experience adapting Marvel stories.  He wrote "X2: X-Men United" and "X-Men: The Last Stand."  Then again, he also wrote "Elektra," so it could go either way.

Casting for "The Incredible Hulk" will begin "shortly."  -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on July 20, 2006 3:50 PM
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