With Guillermo del Toro‘s new film Pacific Rim out this week, there’s sure to be tons of news on his upcoming projects. He’ll next direct the star-studded haunted house thriller Crimson Peak, but he also continues to work on Dark Universe (aka Justice League Dark), the DC Comics inspired team up featuring some of the more supernatural characters in the DC Universe such as John Constantine, Swamp Thing, the Demon, Deadman, the Spectre and Zatanna.
Del Toro confirmed not much has changed since our last update on the film. He’s still writing a big outline and waiting for their ideal screenwriter to become available. One thing that has changed, however, is that the DC Cinematic Universe has kicked off in a new way with the release of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Del Toro says, though nothing is set in stone yet, he’d definitely like his film to have continuity with Man of Steel and whatever else DC has in store. Read More »
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Though Guillermo Del Toro always seems like he has a dozen projects on his plate, very few of them are actively being shot; they’re all in various stages of development. From time to time, he dabbles on one or another until new life is breathed into it. He’s currently focused on finishing Pacific Rim for a July release, prepping Crimson Peak to be his follow-up and, in an exciting turn of events, pitching his DC Comics monsters team up picture to the studio.
We’ve heard that team-up film may be called Heaven Sent, then Dark Universe. Some places are now calling it Justice League Dark, but Del Toro confirmed he’s set to tell the Warner Bros. executives about it soon. Read some of his ideas below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
Guillermo del Toro may not have plans to direct Justice League, but he could be tackling another, more del Toro-y stable of DC heroes. Last week, a report circulated that del Toro was working on Heaven Sent, about team of darker, more supernatural DC Comics characters like John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre, and Swamp Thing.
With little to go on beyond an anonymous source (who, to be fair, spoke with the usually reliable Latino Review), we had to label it a rumor, as promising as it sounded. But now del Toro himself has stepped up to confirm that he is indeed working on the film. More after the jump.
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The crew at Latino Review is working overtime, dropping a slew of interesting scoops with one standing tall above the others. Rumor has it that Warner Bros. is extremely happy with what they’ve seen of Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim (they aren’t the only ones) and has given the director his pick of the litter of studio projects. But instead of choosing to direct the obvious superhero team-up film Justice League, Del Toro reportedly wants to do something similar, but with his own twist.
The idea is called Heaven Sent and it would combine several of the magical, spectral beings in the DC Comics Universe into one movie. Characters like Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, Sargon and Etrigan the Demon. According to the article, Warner Bros. currently has its lawyers trying to untangle the rights to all of the characters involved and, if that happens, then maybe the project moves forward.
Read more after the jump, including when we might see his haunted house film Crimson Peak.
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