J.J. Abrams is set to Produce a cryptic reboot of DC Comics‘ Constantine for HBO Max. The filmmaker, who is working in tandem with his production company Bad Robot and WarnerMedia, has acquired British novelist Guy Bolton to scrip the show’s plot.
The show is assumed to mold a diverse cast and is rooting away from Matt Ryan, the actor who played John Constantine in the NBC series and worked on CW‘s Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Before Ryan, Keanu Reeves starred in 2005’s Constantine. Abrams’ story allegedly portrays the British exorcist and agent as a young Londoner.
The Constantine series is set to join an already rich roster of DC Comics projects HBO Max has invested in recently. The list boasts of Abrams’ Justice League Dark, The Peacemaker, which is James Gunn’s spinoff of Matt Reeve’s The Batman film, as well as a Greg Berlanti-produced green Lantern TV series.
If we go by the comic books, the character John Constantine has been a vital figure in Justice League Dark. It has not been announced officially whether the Constantine series will see a crossover between the J.J. Abrams-produced series.
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