Bloody Disgusting has learned that Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (Island of Lost Souls) will direct Deadman, a The Crow-esque adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Guillermo del Toro is set to produce the pic that follows a a circus tightrope walker who is murdered and returns as a ghost with the ability to inhabit the bodies if others in order to find his killer. We're being told this is based on the DC character Deadman that first appeared in Strange Adventures #205 (October 1967).

No production date has been set.