Chris Columbus, director of the first two “Harry Potter” films, will direct and produce Universal Pictures’ adaptation of Marvel’s Sub-Mariner, reports Variety.
Marvel Studios chairman-CEO Avi Arad and former Universal production president-turned-producer Kevin Misher are producing the film along with Columbus and his 1492 Productions.
David Self (Road to Perdition) wrote the script and is executive producing the film.
Sub-Mariner is based on Marvel’s first superhero, Prince Namor, a half-amphibian man from the kingdom of Atlantis. A troubled rebel with a fierce temper, he has both helped the human race and fought against it when humankind polluted his underwater kingdom.