As part of the epic surge in Marvel/DC films that is currently happening, DC’s water based superhero is getting his own big screen reboot. ”Aquaman” is set to be released in 2018 and it has been stated that David Leslie Johnson is joining the writing team behind the film, in a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Johnson is known for applying his writing skills to films such as ”Orphan”, ”Red Riding Hood” and ”Wrath of the Titans”. Johnsons work can soon be seen in 2016’s ”Unforgettable” and ”The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist” for which Johnson provided re-writes.
Writer Kurt Johnstad has also been attached to the project and it is currently unclear how much involvement Johnson will have. Johnstad is known for penning the screenplays for ”300”, ”300: Rise of an Empire” having began his film career working as a grip on the set of films such as ”Mr Destiny”, with James Belushi and Michael Caine, ”The Rapture” with Mimi Rogers and David Duchovny, and ”Ruby”.
Currently there is no plot released for Aquaman, however the lead character has been cast. Jason Momoa has been cast in the titular role of Aquaman, but no other cast members have so far been announced. Momoa began his acting career in the late 90’s/early 2000’s Baywatch series and has since taken on roles in TV series such as ”North Shore”, ”Stargate Atlantis” and ”Game of Thrones”.
Aquaman is due to be directed by James Wan who began his directing career with ”Saw”. He has since taken on production roles on the subsequent ”Saw” films. As a director he worked on both ”Insidious” films and both ”The Conjuring” films as well as ”Fast and the Furious 7”. Wan is also on board to produce the reboot of ”Mortal Kombat”.
Aquaman is based on a DC Comic character created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger originally for The Justice League before gaining his own comic. The film adaptation is due for release in 2018.