Two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton has signed on to play Bruce Banner, who when angry transforms into The Hulk in Marvel Studios' new big screen adaptation of THE INCREDIBLE HULK. The film, which is being directed by Louis Leterrier (TRANSPORTER 2, UNLEASHED) and distributed by Universal Pictures, is scheduled to smash into theaters on June 13, 2008.
"Edward Norton is a rare talent and one of the most versatile actors in the business. His ability to transform into a particular role makes him the ideal choice to take on the character of Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Edward is perfectly suited to bring one of the most popular and important Marvel icons to the big screen in a new and exciting way," said Kevin Feige, president of production, Marvel Studios.
Returning to the roots of the long-running comic series and television show, the story unfolds when the pursuit for The Hulk heats up, finding Bruce Banner on the run attempting to cure his condition before his pursuers capture him.
Filming is slated to begin in Toronto this summer.
The film is being produced by Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd and Feige and will be exec produced by Jim Van Wyck, David Maisel, Ari Arad and Stan Lee.