One of Guillermo del Toro’s many gestating projects is the Dark Universe project detailing the darker characters from the DC Universe.
Though the film started out as a rumor, Del Toro liked the idea enough to make it a reality. Speaking with Total Film, Del Toro says the film is on the right track.
First rumored by Latino Review last fall, IGN has now confirmed with Guillermo del Toro that plans are underway for a DC Comics ensemble film that will star quite a few of the company’s supernatural characters. Similar in lineup to the current “Justice League Dark” series, the film version is being developed with the title Dark Universe and has just hired a mystery writer.
“I’m working on it,” Del Toro says. “I’m writing the outline and we’re already in talks with a writer. A very, very good writer. People are probably going to be happy with who we have chosen. He accepted. I’ve been courting this writer, who I think is the perfect guy for this job. We’re doing it. Hopefully it will happen.”
The Pacific Rim director goes on to hint that the lineup for the project includes Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre and the father/daughter pair of Zatara and Zatanna.