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Previous Incarnations: "Swamp Thing" (1982), "Return of the Swamp Thing" (1989), "Swamp Thing: The Series" (1990 - 93), "Swamp Thing: The Animated Series" (1991)
Movies or TV: Could go either way, but a serialized TV show would allow more time to develop multiple characters and story threads.
Why: What began as a typically tragic Frankenstein-like character created by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson in 1971, blossomed into one of mainstream comics' first adult-oriented story lines under writer Alan Moore ("Watchmen," "V For Vendetta"). Craven's 1982 film was a decent take on the earlier version of the character but failed to match the somber tone and ambitious grandeur that Moore was just starting to bring to the series. Subsequent adaptations have been strictly for kids. It's time for an adult take on ol' Swampy, but it would be tough to get the masses to see a project called "Swamp Thing" as anything but pure camp.
- Dave Lewis