IGNFF: At one point, weren't you going to helm Hulk?
Yeah. I was in pre-production for nine months.
IGNFF: What happened with that?
They fired Casey Silver and they shut down his projects. The budget had been high – it had always been hovering around $100 million, and they were trying to get me to cut the script to take it lower. They wanted me to stay on the project to continue to rewrite the script to make the budget lower, and I just said, "I've been on this project for a year. I can't wait around unless I have a 100% commitment that you're going to make it." And they couldn't really do that – they were in transition – so I just said, "Listen, I've got to move on." Gale (Anne Hurd), of course, stayed with it, and a few years later Ang Lee attached, and that was that.