DC’s upcoming Shazam film recently gained a director, David F. Sandberg. Sandberg is well-known as the mind behind the horror short Lights Out and the upcoming Conjuring spinoff film Annabelle: Creation. However, despite his current dark resume, Sandberg is promising one of the most lighthearted films in the DC Expanded Universe yet.
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Sandberg discussed why he was attracted to this story and how people can expect the Shazam film to be a bit of a departure for DC films. Check out the quote below:
“The big attraction for me with that character is the fact that every kid dreams of being Superman, right? I mean I certainly did, and (Billy Batson) is a kid that gets that chance. He gets to become the superhero. So it’ll be big with superpowers in a way. In terms of what people can expect, I think this will be one of the more fun or lighthearted movies so far in the DC universe. It certainly will be a departure.”
It sounds like Sandberg is focusing on making this film resonate with the audience in a way where people can identify with Billy Batson. What kid wouldn’t want to become a superhero and have superpowers?
Be sure to stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood as we learn more about Shazam.
Shazam does not have a release date, but the film is scheduled to begin production in February 2018.
Source: Toronto Sun