Friday, 17 February 2017
David F. Sandberg in Talks to Direct Shazam
The Wrap is reporting that Lights Out director David F. Sandberg is in talks to direct Shazam.
The character is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a young boy who is able to transform into the superhero by saying the word SHAZAM!, and then develop the powers of six mythological gods.
A popular DC Comics character, Shazam has appeared in the Justice League Of America comics and has also appeared in such animated shows as Justice League, Batman: The Brave And The Bold, and Young Justice respectively.
Action star Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in the film as the hero's nemesis, Black Adam. He will also be appearing in a solo film centered around the magical DC Comics anti-hero. Both movies will be part of the ever growing DC Extended Universe.
The film's titular role has yet to be filled.
Source: The Wrap