David F. Sandberg To Direct “Shazam”

Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out,” “Annabelle 2”) is in talks to direct the DC Comics adaptation “Shazam” for New Line.

Shazam, aka Captain Marvel, has an alter ego Billy Batson, who can transform into superhero form and wield the power of six mythological gods.

Dwayne Johnson is attached to star as anti-hero Black Adam in both “Shazam” and also the standalone “Black Adam” also at New Line. Both projects will be developed concurrently will be an official part of the DC Cinematic Universe.

Source: The Wrap