TheObserver reports that Warner Bros. may have found a director for their DC Comics film Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular character. Reporting that Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra is currently in talks for the comic book project.
Jaume Collet-Serra is one of the potential directors being considered for Warner Bros. and New Line’s Black Adam, Observer has learned. According to a source close to production, he is the top choice and is in talks with the studio. Collet-Serra directed Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt as well as recent action flicks such as The Commuter, The Shallows and Run All Night.
Variety is also backing up the reporting.
Jaume had been previously attached to direct Suicide Squad 2 and Akira at a time before exiting both projects.
ThatHashtagShow previously posted a rumor that filming could begin as early as next March along with that Hawkman, Stargirl, and Atom Smasher could be appearing.
Szytkiel’s script seems to be taking some cues from Geoff Johns’ early 2000’s work with the character and sets up a battle of heavyweights as it pits Hawkman against the protector of Khandaq!
he script also features Adam’s fellow JSA members Atom Smasher and Stargirl, the two of whom have often been depicted to be in a relationship in the comics.
Johnson had teased a possible spring/summer production start.
Black Adam is currently without an official release date from Warner Bros.
SOURCE: THE OBSERVER