Director Doug Liman, who was perviously attached to direct Justice League Dark, but then stepped down due to conflict with scheduling, recently spoke to Screen Rant on his latest project, the television series Impulse.
During the interview, Liman was asked when he was working on the movie, if he was took any inspirations from the original Justice League Dark director Guillermo Del Toro, in which he responds that he didn’t take any ideas from Del Toro, as he always does a project in which he only sees himself in.
You were set to do Justice League Dark at one point but left the project for timing conflict issues. I know Guillermo Del Toro came in before you. Did you take inspirations from his work and try to apply it toward your movie, or was it completely different and original?
Liman: It was completely different. I may do these sort of big high concept movies, but I always choose projects where I see myself in them. There has to be a really personal connection to it. At the end of the day, I wasn’t gonna find myself in Del Toro’s version of Justice League Dark. I just wouldn’t see myself in that. That’s why I basically have to develop the things that I’m gonna make – which is why I’m sitting here saying in Impulse, I see myself in this 16-year-old female character, Henry. I just do.
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