Jaume Collet-Serra Eyed to Direct DC’s ‘Black Adam’ Starring Dwayne Johnson
“Jungle Cruise” director Jaume Collet-Serra and Dwayne Johnson are reuniting for Johnson’s first foray into the comic-book world.Sources tell Variety that Collet-Serra is in negotiations to direct Johnson in the New Line film “Black Adam,” based on the DC Comics character.According to insiders, the film is a priority for the studio following the success of “Shazam!” in addition to the hype surrounding Johnson’s first entry into the superhero realm.
As for Collet-Serra, “The Shallows” director has been a front-runner for the film ever since his work with Johnson and producer Beau Flynn on Disney’s “The Jungle Cruise.”Flynn of FlynnPictureCo will produce along with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions.
Scott Sheldon will oversee for FlynnPictuersCo, and Adam Sztykiel, who worked with Johnson and Flynn on “Rampage,” wrote the latest draft.New Line planned to introduce Johnson as Black Adam in the first “Shazam!
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