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.'''