Sunday, April 15, 2007

Edward Norton Cast As The Incredible Hulk

Fight Club star Edward Norton has been cast as nuclear physicist Dr. Robert Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk remake.

Rumblings of Norton’s casting first appeared on the IMDb message baords five days ago, but no one believed it. And why should they have? It didn’t seem legit at all. The concept of Edward Norton playing The Hulk is crazy. But if you think about it, Norton is perfect for the role of Bruce Banner. And five days later AICN and Variety have confirmed the story as fact.

Transporter director Louis Leterrier is at the helm. The movie will be “re-interpreted to be closer to the comic book” than Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk. Leterrier has said that in the film, he planned to show Bruce Banner’s struggle with the monster within him, describing it as Marvel’s horror movie, “Frankenstein meets Jekyll and Hyde with a little bit of Edward Scissorhands.” Zak Penn (X2, Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand, Last Action Hero) wrote the script.

"Edward Norton is a rare talent and one of the most versatile actors in the business," Marvel Studios production president Kevin Feige said in a statement. "His ability to transform into a particular role makes him the ideal choice to take on the character of Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Edward is perfectly suited to bring one of the most popular and important Marvel icons to the bigscreen in a new and exciting way."

Marvel has announced a June 13th 2008 release.

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