Friday, 18 April 2008

You wouldn't like him when he's angry

Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on the behind-the-scenes drama involved in making The Incredible Hulk. "According to [director Louis] Leterrier, he and [Edward Norton] hit it off beautifully, and there were no issues with Marvel while the movie was being shot," writes Gregory Kirschling. "During post-production, though, the relationship with Marvel hit a snag. The company wanted to release the most commercial film possible: lots of action and a running time under two hours. Norton and Leterrier, however, lobbied for a more meditative cut of the film that ran about two hours and 15 minutes. Tempers flared between Norton and Marvel. 'Everyone was exhausted; it was like a little burst,' Leterrier says. 'I'm angry with you!' 'No, I'm angry with you!' And me in the centre saying 'Boys, calm down.' It didn't come to blows. It was just a remark here and there.'' And it would have ended there. But, Leterrier says, 'then it became public.'''

5 comments:

Fran said...

Usually I'd be lobbying for the longer cut - in this case though we've kind of already had meditative-Hulk with Ang Lee's version, so maybe the studio's right for a change... Maybe. I definitely respect Norton's decision to keep quiet on the subject, although to anyone who hasn't read those comments he might just look a bit sulky.

Still not enitrely sure how excited I am about this/Iron Man, though I've already been informed that I'm going to be seeing both, kicking and screaming or otherwise. :/

J.D. said...

I have a feeling that this film will do well but not the blockbuster that Marvel is hoping for. My bet is that IRON MAN will steal most of its thunder (and $$$).

Mark Salisbury said...

I have a feeling j.d. that you might be right.

Mark Salisbury said...

If Hulk SMASH GOOD, people will LIKE. Maybe...

Djoser3 said...

This Hulk is going to be EPIC compared to both the first AND Iron Man.

I think it's going to surprise many, many people when they realize what a better movie it is than Zohan (please), Happening (Sha-lama-what?), or, by this point, even Indy (Indiana Groans...).

HULK WILL SMASH. ALL EXPECTATIONS!

That kiss they share on the helicopter is ALL my sis' had to see to know she's going (w/ her son s).