Though the project seemed to have stalled with the exit of Guillermo Del Toro as director at last report, it seems the so-called “Justice League Dark” project at Warner Bros. Pictures has scored a new lease on life.
The Tracking Board reports that Scott Rudin has come onboard to produce the long delayed release and is pushing hard to get the film made. At present the script is undergoing some tweeking and meetings with directors are expected to commence shortly ahead of filming kicking off next year.
The site also has a brief synopsis which says the film begins when a series of ancient tomes are 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.
The film is expected to be a part of the DC cinematic universe but will co-exist separately from the “Justice League” films at first (ala the way “The Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” are kept separate). Also, Matt Ryan will NOT be reprising the role of Constantine.