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Horror director linked to Shazam

February 20th, 2017 by Marc Comments

DC are apparently zeroing in on a director for the planned Shazam movie.

According to The Wrap, Lights Out director David F. Sandberg is in talks to helm the film which has Dwayne Johnson set for a leading role.

Sandberg is a Swedish filmmaker who adapted his short film Lights Out into a feature for New Line Cinema. The horror pic was such a box office success that the studio asked him to direct the horror sequel Annabelle 2.

Shazam itself is not directly part of Warner Bros.’ DCEU slate and as such is being developed by their New Line Cinema arm. That studio recently made the decision to split the film into two movies, one titled Shazam and another titled Black Adam, focusing on Johnson’s villain. The former WWE star is expected to be part of both films, but with Sandberg now in line to direct, the hunt is no doubt on to fill the title role.

Shazam doesn’t currently have an official release date, but was being eyed for a debut in 2019.

Source: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….