According to Variety James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring) is officially the director for the Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as the title character of Aquaman.
This has been a rumor for a few months now that James Wan was attached to direct a DC film and later it became more clear that it would be Aquaman, so this news doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
The film will be written by Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire) and produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder.
Aquaman’s Plot summary for the film:
The King of the Seven Seas and the reluctant ruler of Atlantis, who is caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, but is committed to protecting the entire globe.
Warner Bros. Film Chief Greg Silverman also released a statement on James Wan coming on board for Aquaman:
“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 Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production for Warner Bros. Pictures. “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.”
Aquaman is slated to release on July 27th 2018.