Warner Bros has announced that they’ve hired James Wan, who helmed the recent Furious 7 box office smash hit, to direct Aquaman.

Set for a 2018 release, the film stars Jason Momoa in the title role as the King of the Seven Seas.

Wan is behind the latest installment of the Fast And Furious franchise, which broke box office records to gross US$1.5bil (RM5.47bil) worldwide and become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time.

Warner Bros also released details on the film plot: “This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.” – AFP Relaxnews