What Could Have Been #6 | Hulk

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What Could Have Been #6 | Hulk

As a fan of film, I love exploring behind the scenes. Reading about the production process, the special effects and the stories of what could have been.

Hulk (2003)

Hulk originally started development way back in 1990. As usual in Hollywood there were many script rewrites, directors came and went. It wasn’t until 1997 that the film entered pre-production and work began.

Universal increasingly became worried over the films projected budget as it was spiralling out of control at $100 million. Universal were also concerned that the film was under the control of a first time director Jonathan Hensliegh and $20 million had already been spent by this point. Universal put the film onto hiatus and script rewrites were ordered to bring the budget down.

Ang Lee would join the project later in 2001 and two years later the full CG Hulk would smash his way onto our cinema screens. But what would we have seen if that 1998 version had gone into full production? What you can see in the video below is a full size animatronic Hulk that was built for the version of the film that never got made. In the video you’ll see the Hulk being worked on by effects artists, a transforming arm test and the complicated armature that sat inside the full size rubber Hulk body.

What Could Have Been… is a series first created by John (@UKFilmNerd) on the original version of theunheardnerd.com. We will be re-running the series in a weekly format, but if you can’t wait for the next instalment you can check it out now. [What Could Have Been… #1-12]

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John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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