‘Furious 7’ director James Wan to helm Aquaman movie

James Wan (right) has been tapped to direct Warner Bros. upcoming Aquaman standalone film.Warner Brothers/WireImage

James Wan (right) has been tapped to direct Warner Bros. upcoming Aquaman standalone film.

“Furious 7” director James Wan is set to direct the upcoming Aquaman film, Warner Bros. announced.

“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,” studio president Greg Silverman said in a statement.

Wan had a huge hit on his hands with “Furious 7,” which has reaped more than $ 1.5 million at the global box office so far.

He also helmed the horror hit “The Conjuring” and is onboard for a sequel.

The King of the Seven Seas will be portrayed by Jason Momoa, best known for his role as Khal Drogo in “Game of Thrones.”

The character is set to make his big screen debut in next year’s gritty “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder.

Snyder, his wife and business partner Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight Rises”) are producers on Aquaman.

“James is not only a great storyteller but can make action truly explode on the big screen, and Jason has a dynamic presence that commands your attention,” Roven said in a statement.

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