New Line Cinema has brought Peter Segal on board to direct Shazam!, an adaptation of the DC Comics' comic book series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Segal will also co-produce the film along with Michael Ewing via their Callahan Filmworks banner.

The comic book series focused on young Billy Batson, who becomes the superhero known as Captain Marvel when he utters the magic word "Shazam!" 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.