Jaume Collet-Serra may have found the Adam’s apple of his eye…
The 45-year-old Spanish film director and producer is in negotiations to direct Black Adam, Warner Bros. and New Line’s spinoff of their DC Comics hit Shazam!.
Adam Sztykielwrote the latest draft of the film, which will star Dwayne Johnson.
Collet-Serra and Johnson just finished collaborating on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, so they look to be sailing off together again on another tentpole project.
Collet-Serra’s past credits include the Liam Neesonthrillers Non-Stop, Run All Nightand The Commuter.
He also helmed the Blake Livelyfilm The Shallows.
Black Adam is Shazam’s arch-nemesis and a complex antihero with a rich history of his own. Johnson was to play the character in the first movie before in the parties decided he warranted his own pic, and he came aboard in January 2017.
Shazam! was a hit when it bowed in April, grossing $362.7 million worldwide, with a sequel already in the works.