In amongst DC’s massive superhero movie line-up there’s been precious little news about Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark script. The master filmmaker gave the occasional update about turning in drafts of the screenplay, but there’s some upsetting rumours emerging.
THR reports that the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy is “no longer attached to the project.” Now, that’s according to “insiders” and we know how reliable “insiders” can be, but given del Toro’s general state of being incredibly, incredibly busy, it sounds plausible. He’s got Crimson Peak out in October, he’s got Pacific Rim 2 after that, and he seems to be actively prepping The Haunted Mansion with Ryan Gosling.
The reports also contains details of the current shuffling around of Vertigo titles at Warner Bros.
The movie of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, which is being developed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is now being set up at New Line. The explanation is that the edgier Vertigo titles are being moved to that studio, while the movies that could fold into the DC superhero movie universe that Warners are creating will stay put. Interestingly, Justice League Dark is still at Warner Bros, while Shazam, starring Dwayne Johnson, stays at New Line.
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