Neil Marshall Set To Direct CONSTANTINE Pilot

It was just a few weeks ago that we brought you the news of a Constantine TV series in the works and now a director has been found for the shows pilot in Neil Marshall. NBC ordered the pilot from writers David Goyer and Daniel Cerone, Read on for the goods.

dc-comics-constantine-issue-1bThis is exciting news since Marshall is no slouch when it comes to the supernatural. He directed the classic werewolf tale Dog Soldiers as well as Doomsday and The Descent.

Created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben, John Constantine, a roguish magician/detective/conman, first appeared during the author’s run on “Swamp Thing” in 1985, receiving his own series, “Hellblazer,” under DC’s Vertigo imprint in 1988.

That book ran for 300 issues before it was relaunched in DC’s “New 52” continuity as “Constantine” with a younger take on the antihero. It’s speculated that the latest incarnation of the character will serve as the building blocks for the TV series.

Of course you remember the Keanu Reeves starring film of the same name.

More as it comes.

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