Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is set to Direct ‘Dark Universe’
According to Variety, Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) is set to direct the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment adaptation of “Dark Universe” with Scott Rudin who is producing the movie. Del Toro was originally attached to direct, but due to the large number of projects in which he is involved, Rudin took his seat.
Dark Universe plot and released date are still unknown but the thing we know is that you can expect some of this characters: John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Dead Man, Zatanna, Black Orchid and Etrigan the Demon. Another thing we do know is that the team will be made up of supernatural members of the DC Universe, who will be handling occult threats, supernatural threats – threats that the real Justice League may be powerless against.
DC started publishing the supernatural team-up in November 2011 starting with Justice League Dark #1. Until we get more info, check out short intro to JLD comic below.
Madame Xanadu organizes the group called Justice League Dark when she foresees a terrible future only they can prevent. They are assembled to stop the Enchantress when she goes on a rampage after being separated from her host June Moone. Enchantress begins to go insane and Xanadu gives her the names of those working against her. John Constantine and Zatanna work together to cast incantations. Madame Xanadu has Shade the Changing Man reluctantly recruit Mindwarp. Deadman tries to protect June, but Enchantress finally captures her when Shade messes up a spell. The team meets for the first time in their final battle with Enchantress, which ends when Constantine bonds her to June Moone again. He sacrifices her life to protect hundred of others. When Xanadu tries to rally them as a team, they all angrily refuse her. Eventually Constantine, Deadman, Shade and Zatanna begin having horrible nightmares and visit Xanadu again. She reveals that these are visions of what will come if they don't form a team, and they become the Justice League Dark. – dc.wikia.com