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Things are shifting around in the cinematic comic book universe. Doug Liman, who was originally attached to direct the Channing Tatum superhero vehicle Gambit has since left the project and is now set to direct Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s adaptation of DARK UNIVERSE.
Also known as Justice League Dark, the movie will be penned by Michael Gilio. Late last year, the Tracking Board broke the news that Scott Rudin has signed on to produce alongside Guillermo Del Toro, who was originally attached to direct.
Dark Universe is based on the comic series Justice League Dark written by Peter Milligan, illustrated by Mikel Janin and first published in November 2011. Story details about the big screen adaptation are being kept under wraps, but the pic is set to follow the titular dark Justice League which consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.
Liman recently served as executive producer on Jason Bourne and directed the forthcoming crime thriller American Made starring Tom Cruise. He also helmed Amazon Studios’ first original feature, The Wall starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
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This news was first reported by Variety.