Jaume Collet-Serra is being eyed by Warner Bros. for New Line Cinema’s next DC Comics installment Black Adam, following the success of David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! According to a source close to the project’s production, he is the top choice for the director’s chair. Collet-Serra is familiar with working Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson, as he’s the director for Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie, in which he’s worked on with Johnson, for two years.
After the report was released by Variety, Johnson went on to his official Instagram to confirm the hiring of Collet-Serra as his director for Black Adam:
Cool news announcing Spanish thriller filmmaker, Jaume Collet-Serra as my director for DC’s BLACK ADAM. Jaume and I have worked together for the last two years making, DISNEY’S JUNGLE CRUISE – and I’ve been very impressed with his passion, work ethic, style, vision, tone and quality. He’s hungry to break new ground with BLACK ADAM and give the fans something very cool and special. I raise a tequila welcoming Jaume and can’t wait to bring to life the world’s anti-hero in black.
At this time Black Adam doesn’t have an official release date, but Johnson did go on to confirm back in April, that the movie could start filming within a year.
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