The upcoming DC digital service, which just been named DC Universe, has given a script-to-series order to “Swamp Thing”, a drama based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, reports Deadline.
And get this, the project hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster, the company behind The Conjuring films, including Annabelle and The Nun. Wan is also the co-creator of SAW and Insidious, which means Swamp Thing is in good hands.
Double bonus: “Swamp Thing” was written by “Ash vs. Evil Dead” writer Mark Verheiden and It co-writer Gary Dauberman! Wowsa!
“Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane. When she 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, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
“Swamp Thing” is targeting a 2019 premiere on DC Universe, which is set for a launch later this year with the live-action Titans and animated Young Justice: Outsiders as its first two original series.
Verheiden and Dauberman executive produce with Atomic Monster’s James Wan and Michael Clear, while the company’s Rob Hackett serves as co-producer.
Wes Craven directed the 1982 live-action adaptation that starred Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, and Ray Wise.