Doug Liman is switching sides from Marvel to DC.
The “Edge of Tomorrow” and “The Bourne Identity” director was originally slated to helm Fox’s “X-Men” spin-off “Gambit” starring Channing Tatum. Now its confirmed he’s left that project and is moving on to something else with Warner Bros. Pictures selecting him to direct “Justice League Dark,” the team-up film of the supernatural heroes of the DC Universe.
The project was in development for several years as a directing vehicle for Guillermo del Toro but it never quite came together. Every few months there were casting rumors but nothing much in the way of serious movement.
Back in October a synopsis leaked and indicated that the film begins with a series of ancient tomes being stolen by a madman hellbent 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.
With Liman’s involvement it suggests the film’s tone is undergoing an overhaul and will be less macabre and more fast-paced action in style. Michael Gilio is writing the script for the project which Scott Rudin.
Source: Heat Vision