One of the biggest stink-burgers of the '80s was 1986's Howard the Duck. The comic-book-turned-live-action film was despised by critics and flopped at the box office. And yet, it still managed to rise to cult movie status in the following decades.
So are we surprised that actor Lea Thompson – who practically retired after starring in Howard the Duck – is pitching Marvel on a remake of the film?
While making the press rounds in support of her directorial work in The Year of Spectacular Men, Thompson has been been talking up Duck.
"To tell you the actual truth, I am going to Marvel to pitch Howard the Duck, a new movie … in like three weeks," Thompson told one interviewer, according to Movieweb.com. "I want to direct the Howard the Duck remake. Why not dream big, right?"
Comic book movies have evolved a lot in the last three decades, so it's not hard to imagine this going farther than just a pitch meeting. Stay tuned.