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NBC may have rejected David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot, the other television superhero revival, ABC’s slow-brewing Incredible Hulk, remains very much alive.
“We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago,” filmmaker Guillermo del Torro, who’s developing the series with David Eick, tells FEARnet. “And then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages.”
Announced in October, just two weeks after Warner Bros. unveiled its Wonder Woman plans, the Hulk revival is thought to be a priority for Marvel’s fledgling television division. The revival, which would mark the character’s first appearance on live-action television since
1982 1990, is reportedly being targeted for a fall 2012 premiere.
Eick, executive producer of the Battlestar Galactica remake, is working with del Toro on the pilot story and will write the script. Del Toro, meanwhile, will oversee the design of the Green Goliath, expected to be a blend of prosthetics, puppetry and computer animation. If he has time, he’ll also direct the pilot.
Asked by FEARnet whether this Hulk will be different from what we’ve seen before, del Torro replied, “I think so. Or we wouldn’t be trying it. Actually, one of the points of this project early on with Marvel, was ‘We’re going to do this thing different, and here’s how. Are you interested?’ And they were.”