Warner Bros. is definitely ready to wax aquatic with its superhero cinema game. And they're gaining some vroom vroom-style speed right about now.
Because per Variety, jumping into the driver's seat for the studio's upcoming "Aquaman" adaptation will be none other than "Fast and Furious 7" director James Wan himself.
Yep, the twisty mind behind "Saw," "Insidious" and "The Conjuring" has taken his talents to the mainstream, and what better direction is there for a career on full tilt than to the sea?
Either that, or he's about to creep us all out, underwater style. Which might actually be good.
"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," said studio bigdog Greg Silverman. "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 joins the 2018-slated pic, which is set to star Jason Momoa as the titular waterslinger who is King of the Seven Seas and ruler of Atlantis and who stands between his people going to war with we land-dwellers who keep trashing the sea.
Suddenly, this project is moving into hyperdrive. Hold on tight!