Guillermo del Toro has already departed the Justice League Dark adaptation Dark Universe as a director, but he’s staying on as a producer. Tracking Board reports the project is “now a priority for Warner Bros.” and they want to film it in 2016, with producer Scott Rudin (Steve Jobs) currently updating the script and approaching directors.
Last year, we heard the film might involve Constantine trying to recruit Swamp Thing, Etrigan the Demon, Deadman, the Spectre, and Zatanna, with a storyline that might involve Etrigan’s past with Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, “bringing a threat to present day.” Tracking Board offers some new information about the current script’s plot:
We’re hearing that it involves a series of ancient tomes stolen by a madman hellbent on the destruction of humanity. When he learns of this, occult detective John Constantine seeks out a group of heroes that specialize in the mystic and arcane in order to save the world.
They also say the team will co-exist with the Justice League, but operate separately (like the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers), but there are plans to eventually crossover characters in later movies. Constantine reportedly will not be played by Matt Ryan, who is currently playing the character on Arrow. So… anybody call Keanu Reeves yet?
(Via Tracking Board)