CaptainMarvel.jpgGet Smart director Peter Segal has signed a three-year first-look deal with Warner Bros. and the first order of business in the new deal is Captain Marvel.  The WB has picked up the John August script, with Segal set to direct the adaptation.

He and [Michael] Ewing began working on the film two years ago at New Line, but the property has moved over to WB. Pic tells the story of teenaged Billy Batson, who transforms into the superhero when he says the word “Shazam!”

Why was this film even at New Line to begin with?  DC and Warner Bros. are going to suffer the same growing pains Marvel did when it was signing over its top properties to 20th Century Fox and Sony.  Keep it in house guys and you’ll always have something to fall back on.

There’s no start date for shooting set yet, nor has a lead been found.

via Variety

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  1. Phoenix741
    November 21, 2008 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    Um I think you miss typed something.

    and the first order of business in the new deal is “Captain America”.

    and I hope this movie will be good. He is not as iconic as Superman, but he is still a cool character, and a bad movie about him will make me mad at DC.

  2. November 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    yeah, how’d that get in there? Duh – stupid me…

  3. El Charro Ninja
    November 21, 2008 at 3:33 pm — Reply

    I hate to admit it but The Rock will make a good Black Adam

  4. November 21, 2008 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    New Line is owned by Warner Bros now. It is “in house”.

  5. November 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    I kinda want some aspects Jeff Smith storyline worked in somewhere with this character… but that may just be me.

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