Wednesday, June 3, 2015

James Wan Confirmed as AQUAMAN Director

Confirming previous rumors, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that James Wan will direct the upcoming Aquaman film adaptation, which stars Jason Momoa as the classic DC Comics superhero.

The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.  "We’ve been so lucky to have worked with James, first on New Line’s The Conjuring and now on their upcoming The Conjuring 2," said Silverman, "and are thrilled to have him on board as we continue to expand our DC slate.  The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material."

Wan is best known as the director of Furious 7, the latest in the The Fast and the Furious film series.  In addition, Wan has directed the three Insidious films, Saw, and Annabelle.

He will also supervise the script by Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire).  Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder will serve as producers.

"James is not only a great storyteller but can make action truly explode on the big screen," said Roven, "and Jason has a dynamic presence that commands your attention.  Together, they will bring an undeniable vitality and energy to this character as he headlines his first feature film."

Momoa’s Aquaman will debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016, and will probably return for Justice League: Part One, arriving November 10, 2017.  Aquaman is expected to arrive in theaters sometime in 2018.

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