Back in November last year, we told you about the "Get Smart" filmmaking team's, headed by director Peter Segal, involvement with Warner Bros. to reboot "Shazam!," the long gestating DC Comics adaptation of the Captain Marvel story.
But in January, then scriptwriter John August said that the film is dead.
Now, faster than the comic book character Billy Batson can yell Shazam! that Warner Bros. has hired Bill Birch to write the script. Geoff Johns will co-write and consult on the project.
Segal is still attached to direct and will be co-producing along with his Callahan Filmworks partner Michael Ewing.
So the project is moving forward. But the best part? Warner Bros. is promising that they're going back to the original DC Comics for inspiration.
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