Having left ‘Gambit’ behind. It looks like Doug Liman is jumping ship to DC and Warner Bros to help them introduce some of their supernatural characters to moviegoers.
Warner is tapping Doug Liman to direct ‘Justice League Dark’, breathing new life into its supernatural adventure project.
Dark is a fairly new development for DC’s movie slate. The movie groups together John Constantine (who was the title character of a solo 2005 movie that starred Keanu Reeves), Deadman, Shade the Changing Man, Zatanna and Swamp Thing (who had his own Wes Craven-directed pic in 1982).
‘Justice League Dark’ has been in development as a movie for a few years now. It was originally set up to be a possible directorial vehicle for Guillermo del Toro, a master of the macabre whose tastes seemingly lined up with the material. Liman’s boarding means that we’ll likely see a shift in tone for the movie.
Liman is best known for directing frenetic and frantic action movies such as ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’.
Liman is shaking it up with his next several movies, which include ‘American Made’, a 1980s-set drug cartel crime drama that reteams him with Tom Cruise, and ‘The Wall’, a low-budget sniper drama for Amazon Studios.
Michael Gilio is writing the script for Justice League Dark. Del Toro is no longer involved, but Scott Rudin is now a producer on the project.