DC’s Dark Universe To Be Directed By Doug Liman
DC and Warner Bros. have announced that Doug Liman, who is known for his work on The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow, will be directing Dark Universe, otherwise known as the live action adaptation of Justice League Dark.
Alongside Liman will be Scott Rudin and Guillermo del Toro as Producers (via Variety). Early on del Toro was actually supposed to direct the upcoming film, but his schedule did not allow for it to be a priority. After sitting in limbo for awhile, Rudin was brought in to move the project forward.
Dark Universe centers around the underworld and magical parts of the DC Universe and features characters like Deadman, John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, and Etrigan The Demon. Out of the entire group, the most familiar will most likely be Constantine, who up to this point has had a feature film adaptation starring Keanu Reeves and a short-lived but well-received television series on NBC that starred Matt Ryan.
Liman was attached to a Marvel property previously in the long-delayed Gambit solo feature. When it was officially delayed, reports surfaced that he had put the project on the backburner for another film. Has to make you wonder if this was that other project. If it proves successful, fans will surely wonder if his time with the Gambit property is in fact done.