Doug Liman Hints at His Vision for Justice League Dark
With so many comic book movies taking over the box office in the next couple of years, it’s hard to make certain ones stand out. Doug Liman thinks it’s possible with his next project, an adaptation of Justice League Dark. The director teased John Consstantine’s role and his vision.
With Justice League Dark being his next film, Doug Liman is wasting no time planning out his take on the DC Comics property. During an interview with Cinema Blend, Liman talked about his unique vision for the film by focusing on the characters.
I think people will be surprised how character driven and how intimate Justice League Dark is – in kind of a field of bloated comic book movies. We’ve found a way to do something that’s actually really personal and small, and that’s my goal. The Wall is about character. The scenario allows me to dive into what I think is… I just love people! I love putting people in crazy situations. For John Constantine, we have an amazing set-up for him for Justice League Dark that’s really human.
Regarding the tone, Liman explained that he’s looking towards classic horror films for inspiration. “It’s going to have real horror elements, for sure,” he confirmed. “I love early horror films, be it The Exorcist, or Carrie, The Omen. In the same way that Bourne Identity, I went back to ’70s paranoia.”
“There’s stuff to be mined from the people who have come before me that I’m planning to bring to Justice League Dark. And also the arena, my good friend Simon Kinberg, with Deadpool really pushed the arena,” he said, perhaps teasing an R-Rated movie for Justice League Dark. “I’m never going to do something that’s straight forward, but I’m not going to do something campy either. I have a take on it that isn’t like anything else out there. At the end of the day I make character driven movies.”
It seems like Liman is taking Justice League Dark to new heights with his version that should please fans. What are your thoughts on this?
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