Warner Bros. has big plans for a movie based on the comic book Dark Justice League , even though the studio initially opted for an animated version of the graphic novel. Now the management of the major has found an extremely talented director for the full-length feature film - according to the site The Hollywood Reporter , the film will be led by Doug Lyman ("Edge of the Future", "The Bourne Identity").|
The original screenwriter and director of the film was Guillermo del Toro, but he turned his attention to other projects. It is noteworthy that back in 2013, del Toro told reporters that the tape could become a part of the DC cinematic universe. Michael Giglio ("Jolene") is currently writing the script, and it is not known whether he will use the work of his predecessor.
However, along with good news for Warner Bros. came bad news for 20th Century Fox . Lyman leaves the director's chair of the blockbuster Gambit, which has been postponed several times.
Among the most recent projects of Lyman are the dramas "The Wall" and "Mena". It is reported that before Doug to direct the film adaptation of Dark Justice League , WB bosses were considering the candidacy of Federico Alvarez ("Evil Dead: Black Book") and the duet of Aaron Keshales and Navot Papushado (“The Bad Boys”). Apparently, in the end, the major preferred to choose a film maker who had experience in shooting large-scale films.
As for the cast of the upcoming film, the roles of John Constantine and Swamp Thing in November were promised to Colin Farrell and Ron Perlman, respectively. In addition to these characters, Dead , Zatanna and the demon Etrigan will also appear in the film.
The Topic of Article: Doug Lyman trades Gambit for DC Universe.