Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that director James Wan (â€œFurious Seven,â€ â€œThe Conjuringâ€) will take the helm of the Studioâ€™s upcoming Aquaman feature film, with Jason Momoa (â€œGame of Thronesâ€) starring as the sea-dwelling Super Hero. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Silverman stated, â€œWeâ€™ve been so lucky to have worked with James, first on New Lineâ€™s â€˜The Conjuringâ€™ and now on their upcoming â€˜The Conjuring 2,â€™ 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 Jamesâ€™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.â€
Wan will also be supervising the script by Kurt Johnstad (â€œ300,â€ â€œ300: Rise of an Empireâ€). The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder.
Roven said, â€œJames is not only a great storyteller but can make action truly explode on the big screen, 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.â€
An icon for over 70 years, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.
Currently set for a 2018 release, the film is based on characters appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.