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Aquaman film finds its director

Insidious director James Wan (below) has signed on to help bring one of DC Comics' most iconic characters to the big screen.

The 38-year-old will helm 2018's Aquaman film which stars Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa in the lead role.


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The film was revealed to be part of Warner Bros. DC movies slate will tell the story of Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, the King of Atlantis and one of the founding members of the Justice League.

Momoa's trident-wielding character will also join Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Wan most recently directed the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious series, Furious 7, which has raked in over S$2 billion since being released in April.


Jason Momoa. PHOTO: HBO

The Australian director's other notable works include Saw (2004) and The Conjuring (2013).

"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," said Greg Silverman, the studio's president, creative development and worldwide production.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, DenofGeek.com

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