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Published On: Thu, Sep 29th, 2016

Director Doug Liman exits ‘Gambit’ film with Channing Tatum to direct ‘Justice League Dark’

Well Fox’s Gambit hit another snag as director Doug Liman has now reported exited the project to head over to Warner Bros for Justice League Dark.

Geek.com summarized the move, noting that “Liman’s move sounds like it was towards the more interesting project but this really isn’t a good sign for the Gambit movie, as he’s not even the first director to leave. Remember that this is a film with Channing Tatum attached to star, set in the X-Men universe. It really should be a no-brainer but they can’t get anyone to direct this thing.”

Justice League Dark centers on DC Comics’ anti-heroes taking Vertigo comic book characters and bringing them into the DC Universe.

John Constantine searches for Swamp Thing and brings together some of DC’s more famous supernatural characters like Deadman, Shade the Changing Man, and Zatanna. Constantine and Swamp Thing of course have had their own adaptations of both the film and TV varieties before, but it will be interesting to see how these iconic characters are portrayed, they source added.

Liman’s resume includes The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs Smith as well as Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise, who he is reuniting with for American Made (a movie based on the life of Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who worked as a drug smuggler in the 1980s before being recruited by the DEA.

The director is also working on The Wall, the first original film for Amazon Studios. It tells the story of a sniper and his spotter who are pinned down by a legendary sniper. Liman is certainly keeping busy with varied films, but even so Dark will represent an interesting departure for the director.

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