The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have been tapped to direct the film focused on DC Comics character Batgirl for Warner Bros.
Batgirl, whose alias is most generally known to be that of Commissioner James Gordon’s daughter Barbara Gordon, first appeared in DC Comics in 1967 and has featured over various animated series, as well as live-action form on the small screen through Batman and Birds of Prey, as well as featuring on the big screen in Batman & Robin and recently The LEGO Batman Movie.
A film project based on Batgirl has been in a lengthy development lull. In 2017 development began when Joss Whedon was signed on to the project to write and direct, but eventually departed in early 2018. A few months later Christina Hodson was brought on board to write the script and it’s being reported that her script is the one still set to be used by the studio.
Kristin Burr, producer on the project, released a statement saying:
With Batgirl, we hope to take the audience on a fun ride and see a different side of Gotham. Christina’s script is crackling with spirit. Adil and Bilall have an excited and joyous energy which is infectious, making them the perfect filmmakers for this Batproject. And I’m just psyched I get to be part of the DC universe, which is super cool.
The report also states that the Batgirl film is being aimed to be a HBO Max release.