Housebound’s Gerard Johnstone set to polish Justice League Dark script while director hunt continues
Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) is set to polish the script for the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics live-action adaptation, Justice League Dark, according to Deadline. The studio is also reportedly renewing its search for a director for the project. Doug Liman recently left Justice League Dark to direct Chaos Walking and Andy Muschietti, whose name was mentioned for director, is reportedly focusing on the IT sequel. The script that Gerard Johnstone is polishing is said to feature John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.
In addition, Variety’s Justin Kroll tweeted more about the DCU. He said, “So hearing at the earliest, SUICIDE SQUAD 2 won’t go in to production until fall 2018 because of Smith’s schedule with ALADDIN and GEMINI.” He then tweeted, “If that film doesn’t even go in to production till late 2018, when exactly would this HARLEY-JOKER spin-off happen.” Suicide Squad 2 was reportedly on the fast track.
The comic book Justice League Dark team made their debut during DC’s “New 52” publishing initiative in 2011. A paranormal-leaning super team, the group featured the likes of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Frankenstein, Deadman, Madame Xanadu, and The Phantom Stranger among its ranks. Prior to Liman’s involvement, Guillermo del Toro had been attached to direct the Justice League Dark movie with all sorts of rumors swirling about who he planned to feature in the film’s cast.
Although the Justice League Dark movie was previously known as Dark Universe, Universal Pictures appears to have now officially claimed that name for their upcoming Universal monsterverse. Gerard Johnstone is known for writing and directing Housebound, as well as the TV series Terry Teo and The Jaquie Brown Diaries. Johnstone was reportedly one of the people hoping to direct Justice League Dark.
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