Louis Leterrier has signed on to direct The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Studios and Universal Pictures.

The film will return the monstrous superhero to his comic book roots, says The Hollywood Reporter. The script is being written by Zak Penn, who's also done other Marvel movies, X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand. Ari Arad, head of Marvel, is overseeing the film.

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The Incredible Hulk is currently in production; a 2008 release has been scheduled.