Less than a year after signing on to bring DC’s dark fantasy universe to movie screens, Doug Liman has stepped down as director of Warner Bros.’ “Justice League Dark,” individuals close to the production told TheWrap.
WB is now looking for another director to take the helm, with “It” director Andy Muschietti among the top contenders.
Based on the DC comics, “Justice League Dark” features the wizard-for-hire John Constantine, elemental Swamp Thing, the ghost Deadman, magician Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon as they team up to battle threats beyond the ability of the traditional Justice League. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
Keanu Reeves played Constantine in a 2005 movie and Matt Ryan starred in the role in the NBC Series “Constantine,” which was canceled in 2015. Swamp Thing also had his own movie in 1982, starring Dick Durock.
WB has been trying to get a “Justice League Dark” film off the ground for years, with Guillermo del Toro previously attached to direct before he left citing scheduling problems.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.