Nikolaj Arcel to Direct Deadman

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Variety has confirmed a Bloody-Disgusting scoop that Nikolaj Arcel is set to direct Deadman for Warner Bros., with Guillermo del Toro, Angry Films’ Don Murphy and Murphy’s partner Susan Montford producing the DC Comics adaptation.

Deadman is the ghost of a murdered circus acrobat who has the power to possess the living in order to seek out his killer as well as to help the innocent.

The character first appeared in 1967 and was created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Carmine Infantino.