Guillermo Del Toro Pitching Dark Universe Movie
Hellboy director keen to tackle DC Comics' ensemble piece...
The filmmaker told Total Film that he and another writer - whose identity he is keeping under wraps - are trying to persuade Warner Bros to let them take the ensemble piece to the big screen.
He said: "I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret.
"I hope it happens. It's going really really well. It's like meeting old friends. I grew up with Demon Etrigan, with Swamp Thing, with Deadman, so these are characters that are near and dear to my heart.
"I'd love to use the origins that are proper to each character. I love the idea of Jason Blood as a paladin and a knight... I love the entire Constantine mythology, the Deadman mythology, the Alex Holland Swamp Thing mythology. These are really rich things to well, and to dig."
Dark Universe unites DC's magical characters into a team - a la The Avengers.