Warner Bros. has hired tyro scribe Gary Dauberman to work with director-producer Guillermo del Toro in penning the script for the bigscreen adaptation of DC Comics’ “Deadman.”

Project is a potential directing vehicle for del Toro, who is producing with Angry Films’ Don Murphy and Murphy’s partner Susan Montford.

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.

Dauberman impressed “Deadman” producers with a spec script he had written for a Western zombie pic.

Del Toro’s latest film, “Pan’s Labyrinth,” opens Dec. 29.

Angry Films’ upcoming slate includes “Transformers” and “Shoot ‘Em Up.”