After the tremendous success of Furious 7, seemingly everyone in Hollywood wants a piece of James Wan, and it’s not hard to see why. The talented director made a seamless transition from horror to action this year, proving that he could handle a big budget blockbuster with aplomb. Furious 7 couldn’t have been an easy shoot for the filmmaker, but it seems that his hard work is about to pay off.
Deadline is reporting that Wan has closed a deal to officially direct two films that he’s been linked to in recent months: Aquaman and Robotech.
Set for release in 2018, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa in the titular role and is part of DC’s upcoming slate of films that will attempt to kick off their cinematic universe.
“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 Warner Bros’ Greg Silverman in an announcement.
As for Robotech, the Sony pic is an adaptation of the 1980s anime that featured giant armed warriors and is described as a “sprawling sci-fi epic.” No cast has been announced just yet, but it’s a high priority project for the studio and with Wan now signed on, you can expect a starry cast to hop on board.
Both Robotech and Aquaman are huge films and prove just how in-demand Wan is at the moment. He’s been eyed for numerous blockbusters and tentpoles and is likely being flooded with offers right now. It’s safe to say that he definitely has his pick of projects, which means that the two aforementioned films must have been accompanied by pretty strong scripts considering that Wan chose them as his next directorial outings.
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