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James Wan to direct 'Aquaman,' starring Jason Momoa

By Karen Butler
James Wan to direct 'Aquaman,' starring Jason Momoa
Director James Wan. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

BURBANK, Calif., June 3 (UPI) -- Furious 7 director James Wan is to helm the upcoming Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production for Warner Bros. Pictures.

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"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 onboard as we continue to expand our DC slate," Silverman said in a statement. "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."

Wan will also supervise the script as it is written by Kurt Johnstad. The 2018-slated comic book adaptation is being produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder.

"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," said Roven.

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