Jason Mamoa is all set to play Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League movie, but we have learned that the stand alone movie now has a director.
James Wan (Furious 7) has been tapped to direct the script written by Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of An Empire). Aquaman will be produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, and Zack Snyder.
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.
Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production for Warner Bros. Pictures said, “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,’ 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.”
Furious 7 was completely over the top and from all accounts a crazy ride. That level of action an visual insanity is something that Aquaman could use a lot of.
Aquaman is scheduled for a 2018 release.