According to The Hollywood Reporter Warner Bros. and DC Comics have picked Bill Birch to write Shazam!. The film features none other than Captain Marvel.

Co-writing with Birch will be Geoff Johns (Blade: The Series).

The story of Shazam! follows Billy Batson, a teenager who turns into Captain Marvel whenever he says the magic word "Shazam!" It seems that "the name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Aries, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury."

The film had initially been set up at New Line. Some of the writers taking a stab at it were William Goldman, Bryan Goluboff, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow and John August

Directing and producing the project is Peter Segal.

Evan Jacobs