Peter Segal Snags "Shazam!"

by | April 13, 2006 | Comments

It’s been a long time coming, but it seems like New Line is about to mount a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics’ Shazam character … and they seem to be starting off in a decidedly comedic direction: The helmer will be Peter Segal, whose films I will list if you click the "more" button…

From The Hollywood Reporter: "Peter Segal has come aboard to direct "Shazam!" — an adaptation of a DC Comics’ comic book series featuring Captain Marvel — for New Line Cinema. Segal also will produce along with Michael Ewing via their Callahan Filmworks banner. The comic series focused on young Billy Batson, who becomes the superhero known as Captain Marvel when he utters the magic word "Shazam!" The name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Aries, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. Writers on the long-gestating project include William Goldman and Bryan Goluboff."

As promised, here is Peter Segal’s filmography: Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Tommy Boy (1995), My Fellow Americans (1996), Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps (2000), Anger Management (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), and The Longest Yard (2005). (I can see it now: Adam Sandler as Shazam!)

Tag Cloud

FOX TV Land VH1 aliens Shondaland WGN The CW Fall TV sports thriller VICE Acorn TV comiccon Winter TV The Arrangement Esquire Starz IFC Films TBS Lifetime Nat Geo Syfy police drama Kids & Family travel mutant El Rey Comedy TV Drama SXSW cooking hist Opinion USA Year in Review FXX Trailer spy thriller composers Spring TV BBC America Hulu ABC Box Office Musicals Columbia Pictures Amazon Adult Swim SundanceTV HBO Animation supernatural Rocky MSNBC TCA Infographic sitcom Calendar MTV Awards Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 21st Century Fox National Geographic boxoffice Paramount Network American Society of Cinematographers biography robots Best and Worst talk show technology psycho Food Network Musical ESPN Polls and Games Photos GoT Crackle Watching Series Universal finale dramedy Rock harry potter TCA 2017 2017 Disney IFC crime thriller Apple Reality DC Universe Sundance Pixar ABC Family Comedy Central 2015 20th Century Fox CBS TNT Ellie Kemper Interview Nickelodeon Western See It Skip It transformers Video Games Biopics First Look CNN Pirates Star Wars social media Country Masterpiece Reality Competition Sneak Peek PaleyFest Bravo what to watch CBS All Access SDCC medical drama Fox News Sony Pictures Britbox President OWN TLC Rom-Com Thanksgiving Extras Lucasfilm Election X-Men 24 frames Schedule Showtime diversity Superheroes Toys Sundance Now Set visit Fantasy RT History doctor who LGBTQ Cartoon Network discovery justice league festivals Trivia Writers Guild of America streaming blaxploitation PBS Tomatazos politics Christmas based on movie Lionsgate CMT Marvel vampires Super Bowl Walt Disney Pictures 2016 Countdown Star Trek DC Comics GLAAD Action Horror dc A&E Summer Premiere Dates dceu BBC NYCC Certified Fresh Cosplay GIFs BET Mystery Holidays Valentine's Day Spike Comic Book CW Seed historical drama crossover History binge YouTube Red Winners YouTube Premium Nominations zombies Mindy Kaling NBC golden globes Ovation Superheroe Mary Tyler Moore Grammys E3 USA Network TruTV Marathons Pop zombie Song of Ice and Fire Red Carpet YA Martial Arts Emmys Tumblr period drama Podcast crime 45 Logo cinemax romance Warner Bros. Freeform political drama FX docudrama DC streaming service TIFF Disney Channel singing competition Dark Horse Comics crime drama ratings unscripted Sci-Fi DirecTV AMC E! war Oscars ITV Paramount Creative Arts Emmys APB Ghostbusters Music science fiction cults adventure cops cats TCM Teen serial killer 007 Character Guide Netflix