The report specifies that numerous inside sources with knowledge of the project have stated that Len Wiseman has reportedly been enlisted by Warner Bros. Television to direct the pilot for Swamp Thing, which is set to start filming this fall in Wilmington, North Carolina. Wiseman is known for creating the Underworld film series starring Kate Beckinsale.
Swamp Thing follows Center for Disease Control researcher Abby Arcane as she makes her return to her hometown of Houma, Louisiana after decades of being gone to investigate a mysterious swamp-borne virus. During the investigation she develops feelings with scientist Alec Holland who is tragically taken from her.
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Eventually, Abby’s investigation takes a turn for the supernatural after powerful forces move on to Houma with plans to exploit the mysterious properties of the swamp for their own personal agendas. Through this she discovers that the swamp is home to a mystical power that just might be the key to returning Alec to her, even if he may never be the same afterwards.
In addition to creating the Underworld series, Wiseman has been responsible for Live Free or Die Hard and the Total Recall reboot.
Swamp Thing is being developed as a one-hour series with James Wan (The Conjuring), Michael Clear (Annabelle Creation), Gary Dauberman (It), and Mark Verheiden (Netflix’s Daredevil) attached as executive producers. Verheiden and Dauberman are set to write the pilot for the series
Swamp Thing is slated for a 2019 premiere date on the DC Universe digital streaming service, which is set to launch this fall. The DC Universe service will be home to other exclusive DC shows such as Titans, Doom Patrol, Young Justice: Outsiders, Stargirl, and Harley Quinn.
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