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Nikolaj Arcel to take on ‘Deadman’

WB, Guillermo del Toro to produce comic adaptation

Danish helmer Nikolaj Arcel is on tap to bring “Deadman” to life 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.

Warner Bros. set up the project three years ago as a potential directing vehicle for del Toro, with Gary Dauberman penning the adaptation (Daily Variety, Dec. 4, 2006).

Arcel’s directing credits include Danish films “King’s Game” and “Island of Lost Souls.”

He’s repped by ICM.

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