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Swamp Thing, Sgt. Rock Still In Limbo

Joel Silver talks a bit about the longstanding properties

By Chris Beveridge     February 09, 2011
Source: MTV Splash Page

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Press junkets for new movies that are out are a great way to sneak in some unexpected questions about various in development films that get talked about and MTV News tossed a few questions at Joel Silver the other day when he was promoting Unknown. Silver had talked briefly a couple of years ago about doing something with Swamp Thing and Sgt. Rock but little to nothing has been heard ever since. With the push to get a few more DC properties out there these days, the chance to get these on the fast track might seem like a no brainer. Unfortunately, especially with Swamp Thing, there are always some existing rights and legal issues with the various incarnations over the years.

"I don’t know, there are rights issues with Swamp Thing," Silver told MTV News when asked if we'll ever see the 3-D "Swamp Thing" movie he hinted at back in August 2009. "I’m not sure if we could clear that up but we’re always working on something. We like the idea of making a 3-D version of that story, but it’s not something we can do right now."

When it comes to Sgt. Rock, Guy Ritchie was attached to it way back in 2008 before he jumped to the Holmes sequel, Francis Lawrence became attached to it with a new screenwriter but it's still been quiet.

"We were driving down the road at one point, and then not," said Silver, summarizing the last few, on-again, off-again years of "Sgt. Rock" development. "Look, these things are there, and sometimes they come about, and sometimes they don’t, but it’s hard to talk about them until they’re real movies."

Could these movies find an audience today?


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Betenoire 2/9/2011 12:22:02 PM

Given the last news out about Rock involved moving him from WWII and puting him in some future war setting I really can't feel bad it is MIA. The future war film can still be made just don't try to pass it off as Sgt. Rock.

Wiseguy 2/9/2011 4:36:42 PM

Wasn't Ritchie the one rumored to be taking on SgtRock a while back?

Anyway I was under the impression that WB/DC were bringing their characters under their banner thus precluding Silver from having much say on these. Either way I'd be game for both of these if they ever make them and don't screw too much with the basics of what has made these characters work

FerretJohn 2/10/2011 3:41:14 AM

I seem to recall Bruce Willis looking at Sgt Rock way back, somewhere around Die Hard 1 or 2 I think.  Pity that went nowhere.

madmanic999 2/10/2011 4:52:49 AM

Who gives a shit about Sargeant Rock... I WANT SWAMP THING!!!!!  If done right it could be fantastic.

lusiphur 2/10/2011 6:40:35 AM

 I'd like to see both done and done correctly.  Do the Alan Moore-Swamp Thing stories from the early 80s.  Those were amazing.  As for Rock, I just want to see him shoot down a Stuka with his .45 like in the comics.  



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