Warner Bros. Grabs Neil Marshall To Direct ‘Constantine’ Pilot For NBC

By January 31, 2014
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Seems like yet another DC character is coming to the small screen and this time, it’s NOT for the CW.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Warner Bros. TV has brought in Neil Marshall (The Descent) to direct the NBC pilot based on DC Vertigo’s wisecracking supernatural private dick John Constantine, from a teleplay by Daniel Cerone and story by David S. Goyer (Batman vs. Superman, Sandman).

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If you’ll remember back in 2005, Keanu Reeves (above) portrayed Constantine for Francis Lawrence’s vision of the comic book character, but as Jordan from I Am Rogue points out, in the comics, Constantine had paranormal powers and was a bit of a conman who fell into the supernatural detective game armed with a ton of tricks and penchant for not really giving two s***s about anything.

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Oh, yeah. Did I forget to mention he’s actually and blonde and an Englishman? YUP!

Aside from The Descent, Neil Marshall’s directing credits also include Doomsday, Centurion (starring Michael Fassbender), the EPIC “Game Of Thrones” episode “Blackwater” from season 2 (and another for season 4) as well as the pilot and an episode for the Starz pirate hit, “Black Sails.” Will this be a good show? It’s too early to tell, but at least Marshall has a solid track record, and it could at least be worth watching.

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  • babyboy

    Constantine deserves another chance in cinema/tv, hope this is the good one.

  • Adriana Gomez

    I`m totally agreed with you. We know Marshall`s work and we believe that he will never disappoint us.

  • Opintuff

    Man i hope this is good…

  • Laxy Del

    I`m damn sure it will make some success. Let`s see guys…let`s see!