Shazam! to be broad-based, "inherently funny" superhero flick
08.29.07 by REELZ
Hard at work on his draft of Shazam!, screenwriter John August provided us with a glimpse of what we can expect to see in the upcoming live-action Captain Marvel flick:
"The underlying premise is funny, so it's not just Spider-Man plus jokes," August revealed at last week's press day for his directorial debut The Nines. "There's something inherently funny about a 13-year-old boy who gets to become a big, studly superhero, and sort of what's a priority to him wouldn't be a priority to a normal person who gets those powers."
Hmmm...sounds like Big with explosions.
August promised, however, that Shazam! will appeal to more than just adolescent boys and other people who like movies about adolescent boys. "The thirteen-year-olds who who are reflected in the movie will really love the movie, and I think other people will too. At this budget, it's gotta be one of those classic 'four quadrants,' where everybody and their brother goes to see it."
Shazam! is set for a release sometime next year. The Nines opens this Friday, August 31st.