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Published On: Tue, Jun 16th, 2015

James Wan confirmed to be directing ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Robotech’

Director James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring) just got a full plate of projects, joining Jason Momoa in an Aquaman spin-off film scheduled for release on July 27, 2018.

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that director James Wan (“Furious Seven,” “The Conjuring”) will take the helm of the Studio’s upcoming Aquaman feature film, with Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”) starring as the sea-dwelling Super Hero. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Silverman stated, “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.”

Wan will also be supervising the script by Kurt Johnstad (“300,” “300: Rise of an Empire”). The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder.

Roven said, “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.”

 

Then there’s also the plan for Wan to direct the Conjuring sequel; he’s set to start that this fall.

Aquaman has three years until release, and is currently being developed at the script stage by two different writers as Wan is in early talks to direct the Robotech movie at Sony, as the studio makes a play to grab the hottest guy in town.

 

THR confirms that Sony has given Wan an offer for the mech movie. Gianni Nunnariand Mark Canton are producing, and there’s a script by Michael Gordon.

Robotech features two young pilots in “a sprawling sci-fi epic that takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions.”

That makes the film sound like it will incorporate elements of the multiple Japanese TV series that were re-edited and scripted to be a trilogy of American cartoon series. But other reports call Robotech an initiative for “a worldwide franchise,” which means this is probably being developed as the first of three films.

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