Okay, so Aquaman has been around for quite some time – you know, he can talk to fishes and stuff, and was in that classic cartoon show from the 70s and 80s. But no one really gave the brotha any love. This left the underwater hero as the butt of many jokes. Most recently the television series “Entourage” has Vincent Chase (played by Adrian Grenier) staring in the James Cameron (played by James Cameron) directed movie which became a huge blockbuster in the show. So much so that it even prompted a real life ad in Variety. And let’s not forget “A.C.” (played by Justin Hartley) appearing in The WB’s “Smallville”, which prompted a spin-off Aquaman pilot that was eventually dropped from the CW lineup. Since its debut on iTunes this week, the pilot has been the most purchased television show for download.
All this buzz about Aquaman now has many thinking Hollywood might actually be able to pull off an Aquaman movie. To make this strange tale of life imitating art even more bizarre, the talent agent at the center of this latest gossip is none other than Ari Emanuel – the real life counterpart to Entourage’s Ari Gold (played by Jeremy Piven).
Even though everything is still in the advanced advanced advanced rumor stage, the buzz is McG may be called up to direct this DC Comics controlled property. Of course this could all be wild speculation on the part of L.A. Times writer John Horn who broke the story today.
Several people involved in the preliminary discussions about a feature film said untangling the movie rights could prove difficult. A DC Comics spokesman did not return phone and e-mail messages. Emanuel was on a family vacation and could not be reached for comment. – John Horn in his L.A. Times article.
As we predicted earlier this week ,the success of Aquaman on iTunes would have everyone talking about breathing life into the written off character.
Via L.A. Times (link)