According to Fangoria, Crispin Glover might be reuniting with director Robert Zemeckis to play the role of Grendel in his upcoming adaptation of Beowulf. Should this come off it will mark the first time the actor and director have worked together since Glover played George McFly in 1985’s Back to the Future. The character continued on in the subsequent films but Glover was not playing him.

“I just went in this week to read for the part,” Glover stated. “It isn’t finalized at this point, but it all seems to be going real well.”

With a screenplay written by Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman), the film will be realized utilizing the “CGI/motion-capture technology” that Zemeckis employed so well on The Polar Express.

“From an acting point of view, it will allow me to do a lot of different things,” he continued when asked about playing a violent foe of Beowulf. “I can show a lot of facets and different sides of this character's personality. This is definitely a good role. I don’t see anything negative about it.”

Glover is currently shooting the horror film Simon Says.

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