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Neil Marshall set to helm Constantine pilot for NBC

Jan. 31, 2014by: Kevin Woods

If you weren't onboard for NBC's "Constantine" before, then this next bit of news should excite ya!

Deadline is reporting that THE DESCENT and DOG SOLDIERS director Neil Marshall has been tapped to helm the pilot for NBC's upcoming project based on the DC Comic character John Constatine of the "Hellblazer" series. It was earlier this month when we learned that "Constantine" had been given official pilot orders with Goyer and Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist") executive producing as well as penning the script for the pilot.

The character first appeared in Alan Moore's "The Saga of the Swamp Thing", which was co-created by Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano. The long-running comic was adapted into the 2005 feature film CONSTANTINE starring Keanu Reeves and is rumored to be featured in the JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK feature Warner Bros. has in the works with Guillermo del Toro. 

Based on the Hellblazer graphic novels, the Constantine series centers on master of the occult John Constantine, who is struggling with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

So let's hear it! Does this news excite you? It does me! Do you think "Constantine" will work better as a series than it ever could as a feature film? With Goyer onboard to write and Marshall at the helm of the pilot my hopes for this pilot are high!

Extra Tidbit: Does Marshall's involvement excite you?
Source: Deadline

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