By the sounds of it, DC Universe’s upcoming Swamp Thing series will not be all-age friendly.
Gary Dauberman, who co-wrote the DCTV pilot as well as The Nun and both installments of the Stephen King adaptation It, confirmed that the horror series will not shy away from the graphic violence and mature subject matter of its original source material.
“We always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could and go graphic with the violence, with the adult themes, and make it as scary as possible,” explained Dauberman in an interview with Slash Film. “We really took our inspiration from the Alan Moore run in Swamp Thing.”
Dauberman also serves as executive producer on the upcoming adaptation as well as previous collaborator James Wan. The pilot for the series is expected to begin filming this fall, directed by Len Wiseman who also serves as an executive producer.
“Fans of that series will know it gets pretty weird and extreme and scary,” continued Dauberman. “We really wanted to live up to that standard that Moore set up back in the ‘80s.”
Executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman, Swamp Thing is expected to premiere on DC Universe sometime in 2019.
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