Report: AQUAMAN Film Gets New Writer, Working From Treatment From Director & GEOFF JOHNS

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Warner Bros. has re-hired screenwriter Will Beall to write a new Aquaman script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Beall was originally hired in 2014 to write the planned 2018 film, but his work was reportedly shelved when director James Wan was hired in June 2015, who brought with him his Conjuring 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson.

In this new effort, Beall isn't re-visiting his original story but is instead reportedly working from a "detailed treatment" by Wan and DC Films' co-head Geoff Johns.

The screenwriter made his name as a writer and story editor on ABC's Castle, and his script for 2013's Gangster Squad movie was well received. He is currently acting as writer/supervising producer on CBS's Training Day reboot, and is also attached to write Legend of Conan.

Aquaman is scheduled to be released July 27, 2018.

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