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

ABC President Sneak Peek Fantasy sports Extras Musicals period drama 24 frames Photos Teen Trivia TV Land TNT WGN social media PBS Rocky MTV Comedy Central Comedy 2015 cooking TBS USA harry potter zombie Reality SDCC Hulu Mary Tyler Moore Schedule adventure Oscars Pop Election ESPN AMC TIFF GLAAD Premiere Dates Dark Horse Comics Marathons police drama Trailer Mystery RT History Star Trek NYCC Summer BET serial killer 2017 TV TCA cinemax Animation HBO comiccon Drama Food Network Pirates Tumblr American Society of Cinematographers based on movie Showtime singing competition Tomatazos Red Carpet Certified Fresh Super Bowl Holidays Fall TV Lifetime Freeform Rom-Com Adult Swim Country APB El Rey Action Best and Worst Cosplay Fox News Toys Grammys Nominations TCA 2017 OWN Starz FX 2016 Sci-Fi CBS All Access diversity Polls and Games Bravo CBS Crackle A&E E! war politics LGBTQ Thanksgiving Watching Series TruTV technology DirecTV Horror Universal Cartoon Network FOX Podcast BBC America FXX The Arrangement Nat Geo Emmys cops biography Set visit Biopics BBC Infographic Interview thriller Reality Competition Countdown GIFs Disney Opinion crime Character Guide Superheroes Writers Guild of America Winter TV Ghostbusters Syfy Music ABC Family First Look Comic Book CMT Martial Arts Valentine's Day The CW science fiction Marvel Esquire vampires MSNBC crime drama boxoffice Spring TV Amazon sitcom aliens crime thriller Logo Lionsgate X-Men Nickelodeon Netflix VH1 Awards discovery PaleyFest psycho SundanceTV NBC Box Office CNN VICE Calendar GoT Video Games supernatural Disney Channel DC Comics IFC Year in Review TLC Rock ITV Masterpiece 007 Star Wars TCM History docudrama dramedy Winners travel Sundance Kids & Family