It looks as if the DC Universe will have ‘Swamp Thing‘ emerging from the depths as it is rumored that Len Wiseman (‘The Gifted’,’Live Free or Die Hard’) will be directing the hero’s pilot episode! While James Wan is set to be the Executive Producer on the series, we previously reported that he would not be directing it which has prompted many to wonder who would be tackling the property. The director is no stranger to directing genre films with the ‘Underworld’ franchise, ‘Total Recall,’ and tackling the pilots for both ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Lucifer.’
Those last two and this announcement seem to go hand in hand to make Wiseman a perfect go-to director for genre pilots that have a budget.
The series is slated to begin filming in Wilmington, NC this Fall so the behind-the-camera talent will need to come together soon. There is no indication if we’d see Wiseman in the director’s chair past the pilot but it should be noted that he hasn’t directed any additional episodes on any of the shows he has directed the pilot in the past.
That makes you have to wonder who else the streaming studio has lined up for filming.
Are you looking forward to DC Universe’s ‘Swamp Thing’? Are you excited to see that Len Wiseman might be handling the property for the streaming service? Share your thoughts below!
The drama follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns
to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly
swamp-borne virus. There, 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,
both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be
dead after all.
Source: Splash Report