DC Universe's SWAMP THING Series Will Be Hard R and Inspired By Alan Moore's Run
If you're a fan of Swamp Thing, I've got some exciting news for you today in regards to the James Wan-produced series for DC Universe. According to writer Gary Dauberman, the series will be hard R and the Swamp Thing creature will be brought to life by a man in a suit instead of CGI, which is what I was initially expecting.
While Talking to /Film, Dauberman explains that DC Universe allows a lot of creative freedom, which is why they are able to get away with the hard R content. he also reveals that the series will be inspired by Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing:
"This is one, when you talked earlier about the rating for The Nun, we always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could and go graphic with the violence, with the adult themes and make it as scary as possible. Because we’re doing it through the DC streaming service, they really pushed us, although they didn’t have to push hard, for us to go as extreme as we could. We really took our inspiration from the Alan Moore run in Swamp Thing, this landmark I think run. Fans of that series will know it gets pretty weird and extreme and scary. We really wanted to live up to that standard that Moore set up back in the ‘80s."
The writer goes on to talk about the costume for Swamp Thing saying it will be a physical suit, but that it will look a lot more like an evolved creature than a man wearing a suit. He explains:
"Then of course it allows us, Swamp Thing himself looks incredible what Justin Raleigh and the guys over at Fractured are doing with the suit. So it’s going to look amazing and less of the 'man in suit' that you’ve seen in the movie and the other TV show."
He goes on to confirm that the series will tell the "origin story of the Swamp Thing and it’s Alec Holland wrestling with who he’s become." He then adds that a lot of the story is "told through the point of view of Abby Arcane."
So far I like what I've been hearing about Swamp Thing, now I can wait to start seeing some content from it. I especially can't wait to see what the character will end up looking like. Are you excited for a hard R series version of Swamp Thing?!
Swamp Thing will follow "CDC researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland, only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all."
The series is being written and produced by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman. Len Wiseman (Underworld) is directing and so far the series stars Gotham actress Crystal Reed as Abby and Maria Sten (Straight Outta Compton, Channel Zero) as her friend Liz Tremayne.