Superhero Hype! (US), September 3, 2003
Akiva Goldsman Doing Constantine Script Revisions
Superhero Hype! has learned that Akiva Goldsman (Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, "A Beautiful Mind") is doing revisions to the Constantine script, originally written by Kevin Brodbin.
Production on the Hellblazer adaptation will begin this month. The Warner Bros. project stars Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, a man who dabbles in the occult and teams with a female police officer to fight evil forces. Rachel Weisz will play Angela, the cop who becomes involved with Constantine when her twin sister dies in a mysterious suicide. Swinton plays Gabriel, a rogue angel battling Constantine.
The feature is directed by Francis Lawrence. It was previously reported that Mark Bomback and Frank Cappello did rewrites of Brodbin's script, though our source did not indicate if those drafts would be used.