Horror Fans can’t catch a break with Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark! First, the project was shelved when Guillermo Del Toro was initially attached as director. The studio breathed new excitement into the film by announcing that Doug Liman would take over directing duties, and Liman himself explained just two weeks ago that he would approach the film by channeling his inspiration from 1970’s horror classics like The Exorcist and The Omen. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be… Variety reports that he has officially exited the project!
This news is certainly disappointing to fans who were excited by Liman’s unique approach to the project. Warner Bros. had no comment on this development, but Variety is citing a scheduling conflict with the production of Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking as the reason for Liman’s departure. That film will star Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, and it will be based upon the young adult science fiction book series by Patrick Ness.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on the hunt for a new Justice League Dark director as they break!