The last time MTV News heard anything about del Toro's planned "Hulk" TV series was back in June when he said that he and "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer David Eick had turned in an outline for the show a month before. When MTV caught up with the "Pacific Rim" director recently, he confirmed that his plans for the show are still underway.
"David Eick and I are hard at work," he assured us. "We've gone through a lot of iterations with the ABC project and we're very happy where we are right now. We're just waiting for the green light to go to pages."
But just because they're still waiting on ABC to approve the "Hulk" TV show doesn't mean that they're not getting any work done. Del Toro said he and Eick have worked on "three or four treatments with variations," and that they're trying to figure out how to adapt the comic book on a TV effects budget. The "Pan's Labyrinth" director is known for his stylized effects, so it will be interesting to see how he gets around budgetary limitations.
The one limitation they won't have to deal with, though, is trying to adhere to the "Hulk" mythology being used in the Marvel films. Del Toro said that he has been given license by Marvel to do his own take on the Hulk mythology.
"There's so many things in the Hulk universe that's powerful strands of narrative," he said. "They know we are being faithful to those strands, and the movies have their own continuity."
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