Doug Liman Departs “Justice League Dark”

Doug Liman (“Edge of Tomorrow,” “The Bourne Identity”) has dropped out of directing the upcoming “Justice League Dark” film at Warner Bros. Pictures due to scheduling conflicts.

Liman is also attached to direct Lionsgate’s “Chaos Walking” which just got a greenlight, and so Warners has already started meeting with other directors with a replacement for Liman to be lined up shortly. Borys Kit adds that “IT” director Andy Muschetti is reportedly on the list of potential replacements.

The story reportedly begins with a series of ancient tomes being stolen by a madman hell-bent on humanity’s end. Due to this, occult detective John Constantine seeks out a group of heroes that specialize in the mystic and arcane in order to save the world including Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon and potentially Madama Xanadu.

Michael Gilio is writing the script for the project which Scott Rudin producing. Liman’s new film “The Wall” recently opened to strong reviews, while his re-teaming with Tom Cruise on “American Made” opens this Fall.

Source: Variety