Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct the film “Batgirl”.
Filmmaker duo “Bad Boys for Life” have been hired to direct the new film for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment that follows Barbara Gordon – the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon.
A number of characters have played the superhero in the “Batman” universe, but Gordon is the most prominent, although the character made his comics debut as Betty Kane in 1961.
On screen, Batgirl was played by Yvonne Craig in the 1960s TV series, while Alicia Silverstone portrayed the character in the 1997 film ‘Batman & Robin’, despite being the niece of butler Alfred Pennyworth in that project.
Christina Hodson wrote the script for what is slated to be a film for the streaming service HBO Max. Kristin Burr produces the film.
The duo brought the “Bad Boys” franchise to life with last year’s film “Bad Boys for Life,” in which Will Smith and Martin Lawrence starred as detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett Bay – who made the first two films in the franchise.
Adil said, “It wasn’t that easy actually. He was doing ‘6 Underground’ so he was very, very busy.
“But for us it was a tribute, it was important, it was like his blessing, so we went out of our way to get it and we ended up having this one day and for a very short time because he was doing post-production and we were wanted to do a Michael Bay Shot with Michael Bay! “
He added, “Our entire crew had been working on his films and they said ‘Michael Bay’s Hardcore’ so we were stressed!”