The massive Sony hack has uncovered a dearth of information on that studio's upcoming films, but also a few projects that aren't even set up at Sony. The Daily Beast reports that an October 21 email from Michael De Luca to Amy Pascal reveals that Warner Bros. is eyeing director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) to make their Aquaman movie. The news has not been confirmed by the studio, and it isn't known if Warner Bros. has made an official offer to the filmmaker yet or not.
Aquaman will star Jason Momoa as the title character, who will be introduced in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The character will also be featured in the two-part adventure Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, which are set for release in 2017 and 2019 respectively. Jason Momoa revealed earlier this month that he wants Zack Snyder to direct Aquaman, but that likely won't happen since he is attached to direct both Justice League movies.
Jeff Nichols is best known for directing critically-acclaimed indies such as Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and the upcoming Midnight Special. We'll be sure to keep you posted with new details on Aquaman as soon as more information comes in. Do you think Jeff Nichols is a good fit to direct Aquaman? Chime in with your thoughts below.