Warner Bros. has locked in their director for Justice League Dark.
Doug Liman had been attached to direct X-Men spinoff Gambit for 20th Century Fox, but that’s no longer on the cards. As per THR, Liman has been hired to direct WB’s supernatural DC project, which has been circling a start for the last few years.
Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men, The Social Network) has come aboard. Attached to write the screenplay is Michael Gilio.
Justice League Dark includes more supernatural-focused heroes such as John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man, Zatanna and Swamp Thing. The title and team was created by Peter Milligan, with art by Mikel Janín, and was introduced in Justice League Dark #1 (November 2011).
This will no doubt be another big step in expanding the studio’s DC Universe. In the comics, members of this “Dark” team also have crossovers with Batman and Superman.
Guillermo del Toro had been attached to the project for quite sometime, but he’s no longer involved.
Liman, whose credits also include The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Edge of Tomorrow, has a number of interesting projects on the horizon. He currently has two directorial efforts in post-production: American Made, a true-story crime-thriller that reunites him with Cruise; and The Wall, a low-budget sharpshooter drama starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson.