After losing director Doug Liman this summer, Warner Bros. and New Line's Justice League Dark is headed back to the drawing board. Variety's Justin Kroll took to Twitter to reveal that the studio has been left feeling "underwhelmed" by recent director presentations and has instead opted to go back to work on the script.
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK update: Studio Back to work on script after recent presentations by directors underwhelmed execs— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) August 23, 2017
Recent rumors had suggested that It director Andy Muschietti and Argentinean helmer Damián Szifron were in the mix for the project. However, with the studio deciding to tweak the script, we may still be a ways off from any official director announcement.
The Justice League Dark film, which was at one point titled Dark Universe, has been in the works for quite some time now, with Guillermo del Toro originally attached to the project as far back as 2012. Unfortunately, del Toro was forced to leave the project back in 2015 because, at the time, the project's production timeline would have conflicted with the Pacific Rim 2 filming schedule, which del Toro was also set to originally direct.
The film later went on to secure Liman, who left the project earlier this year after revealing the script never got to a "place that was special enough" for him. Judging by today's news, Liman wasn't the only one that thought so.
Justice League Dark does not yet have a release date.