A new rumor reveals plot points from the upcoming Constantine series for HBO Max from JJ Abrams and Bad Robot.
There are many DC projects in development, but one that is flying under the radar a little bit is the planned Constantine reboot from JJ Abrams; after his production company Bad Robot committed to Warner Bros. Guy Bolton is attached to write and direct the upcoming reboot.
Details surrounding JJ Abrams’ Constantine for HBO Max have been under wraps following its announcement a year ago, but Murphy’s Multiverse has shared the DCTV series will feature “body horror, supernatural and urban action in the streets of London.”
The studio is also looking for a character named “Akara,” a 10-year-old Cambodian girl said to be the “heart of the story.” Akara’s grandfather “Pitch” will also play a role in the JJ Abrams series, and John Constantine’s encounter with the young girl will kickstart the plot. The site speculates that Akara might be Astara Logue from the comics.
Here is the synopsis for the 2005 film:
Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels and written by Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello, Constantine tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.
Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film stars Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Tilda Swinton, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Gavin Rossdale, and Peter Stormare.
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Source: Murphy’s Multiverse