James Wan (The Conjuring) has been announced as the director for Warner Bros. upcoming big screen adaptation of the DC Comics superhero Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) in the title role.
Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire) will pen the script while Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder round out the production team.
“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, “
– Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
“James 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.”
– Charles Roven.
Source: Warner Bros.