September 14, 2006 05:12:04 GMT
Jonathan Mostow has been tapped to direct "Sub-Mariner" for Universal Pictures.
Running smooth in bringing Marvel Studios' "Sub-Mariner" to the surface, Universal Pictures has hired Connecticut-based filmmaker Jonathan Mostow to helm as well as to re-write the project, Variety has revealed.
Undoubtedly takes focus on the life of the titular hero, pic is based on the comic created by Bill Everett in April 1939 which centers on a young man named Namor who possesses the super-strength and aquatic abilities of the "Homo mermanus" race as a descendant from the long-lost kingdom of Atlantis.
No words yet on the film's cast, but it has been confirmed that Kevin Misher will serve as producer via his Misher Films with Universal's Peter Cramer overseeing for Universal and Kevin Feige for Marvel.
Began his career as director through his work in a "Fright Show" (1985) segment entitled "Dr. Doberman", Mostow last helmed "Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines" for Warner Bros. Pictures. His upcoming projects include "Real Steel", "Swiss Family Robinson", and the fourth installment of "Terminator" series, "Terminator 4."