According to The Hollywood Reporter, WB Network has given a put pilot commitment to a live-action rendering of the DC Comics character Aquaman from Smallville executive producers Miles Millar and Alfred Gough and Warner Bros. Television.

The project is envisioned as a contemporary reinterpretation of the character who lives in the deep sea and enlists sharks and other oceanic creatures to help him in his crime-fighting endeavors. Millar and Gough have deftly handled the same chores for WB and WBTV during the past five seasons of Smallville, which tells the story of Clark Kent's teenage years and his coming-of-age as Superman.

The new-model Aquaman will be a man in his early twenties. As is the case on Smallville, there won't be any presto-chango into costumes or other superhero accessories when his superpowers are invoked, a WB Network spokesman said.