April 13, 2006 06:24:42 GMT
Peter Segal has come aboard to direct "Shazam!", an adaptation of a DC Comics' comic book series featuring Captain Marvel -- for New Line Cinema
After creates abuzz in Hollywood film industry with his two films direction, "The Longest Yard" and "50 First Dates", Peter Segal is now taking "Shazam!" as his next project. Besides, he also is giving hand at producing alongside Michael Ewing via their Callahan Filmworks. Elsewhere, set to write the script is William Goldman and Bryan Goluboff.
An adaptation of a DC Comics' comic book, the story of "Shazam!" centers on Young Billy Batson who finds himself gifted with the power of the wizard Shazam to fight against the forces of evil. With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury, he is the holder of the power of S.H.A.Z.A.M; he is Captain Marvel.