Universal Pictures has signed Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines director Jonathan Mostow to rewrite and direct Marvel Studios’ Sub-Mariner.
Variety says Mostow has cleared his schedule to make Sub-Mariner his next film. The comic, created by cartoonist Bill Everett in April 1939, centers on a young man who discovers he’s actually a descendant from the long-lost kingdom of Atlantis. He turns out to be the key man in a brewing war between the underwater world and our own.
Kevin Misher is producing through his Misher Films along with Marvel Studios. Universal’s Peter Cramer is overseeing for the studio, Kevin Feige for Marvel. David Self wrote an earlier draft of the screenplay.
Mostow’s past credits also include U-571 and Breakdown.