James Wan has closed a deal to develop and direct the “Aquaman” movie starring Jason Momoa at Warner Bros. Pictures, along with the live-action film adaptation of the 1980s anime series “Robotech” at Sony Pictures.
Coming off the success of “Furious 7,” Wan’s immediate next project is “The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Experiment” at New Line with these two other films coming after.
Of the two, “Aquaman” is likely to go first and is further along. Wan will oversee the script’s writing by scribe Kurt Johnstad. Warner Bros’ Greg Silverman says in an announcement: “The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’ 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.”
The “Aquaman” film, which is a part of the DC Cinematic Universe that began with “Man of Steel,” is currently targeting a 2018 release.