Doug Liman Exits ‘Gambit’ to Direct ‘Justice League Dark’ for Warner Bros.

The embattled ‘Gambit’ movie has lost its director to the new ‘Justice League Dark’ movie at Warner Bros…

The long gestating ‘Gambit’ movie starring Channing Tatum has undergone a lot of changes without a single frame of film ever being shot and now the feature has taken another hit.

Director Doug Liman has exited the project in favor of taking over the new Warner Bros. film based on ‘Justice League Dark’ from DC Comics.

The movie titled ‘Dark Universe’, which is based on the ‘Justice League Dark’ property, follows a group of heroes who are brought on to handle supernatural cases outside of the realm of the regular Justice League. The team consists (at least most regularly) of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, and Zatanna amongst other members who joined and left throughout the comic book series.

‘Justice League Dark’ first launched with the DC Universe reboot known at The New 52 and soon became a property that was being developed by director Guillermo Del Toro.

With Liman now aboard to direct the film, del Toro is no longer attached the project. Liman is best known for his work on ‘The Bourne Identity, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ as well as ‘Swingers’.

Michael Gilio is now attached to write the script for the ‘Justice League Dark’ adaptation with the movie expected to tie into the larger DC Extended Universe featured in Batman V. Superman, Suicide Squad and the upcoming ‘Justice League’ movie due out next year.

H/T: The Hollywood Reporter

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