John August has been hired to write the DC Comics adaptation, Shazam! for New Line Cinema.
Peter Segal is attached to direct and produce the comic series that features Captain Marvel; it focuses on Billy Batson, a teenager who becomes the superhero known as Captain Marvel when he utters the magic word 'Shazam!' The Hollywood Reporter adds 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.
No shooting schedule has been set for Shazam!.