Emerald Fennell set to Write Zatanna Movie for Warner Bros

DC and Warner Bros. have hired Emerald Fennel to write the script for their upcoming Zatanna movie, finally bringing the heroine to the big screen!

Hot off the heels of her Best Director Oscar nomination for Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell’s next project brings her into the world of DC Comics. According to Variety, Warner Bros and Bad Robot Productions have hired Fennell to pen the script for a Zatanna movie.

The film was recently announced (though it’s a project that’s been gestating for a while) and bringing on Fennell makes it clear they’re ready to move forward with it at a quicker pace. The iconic sorceress, who has frequently fought alongside the Justice League, has had a rough time making it to the big screen.

Despite being rumored for a number of projects, and would have been a primary character in the Justice League Dark film, outside of animated projects, she’s only ever appeared on Smallville! It’s definitely time for the heroine to get her due on the big screen and Fennell seems like the perfect choice for it.

No word on if Fennell will direct the project as well (one would hope), but as the project moves forward, hopefully we’ll hear more sooner rather than later.