The "Furious 7" filmmaker is set to direct
Scheduled for release in 2018, "Aquaman" is to tell the story of the reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world that constantly ravages the sea and his own people who are looking to lash out in revolt.
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Wan, 38, first made a name for himself directing lucrative low-budget horror flicks like "Saw," "Insidious" and "The Conjuring." He graduated to major action movies with "Furious 7," during which he handled the accidental death of
In the Warner Bros. announcement, Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production, said, "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."
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