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The Trench -- Aquaman Spin-off (P: James Wan)

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The Trench -- Aquaman Spin-off (P: James Wan)

'Aquaman' Spinoff 'The Trench' in the Works (Exclusive)

With Aquaman being a billion-dollar hit, itís no surprise that Warner Bros. wants more waterworks from its DC Comics hero.

But while any discussions of a direct sequel have not engaged on any sort of serious level by the studio, director James Wan or star Jason Momoa, with all the players seemingly intent on taking a breather and their time, there is talk of a spinoff.

Warners has hired newbie scribes Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald to pen a horror-tinged script centered on the Trench, the deadly amphibious creatures seen attacking the hero and his love, Mera, in Aquaman.

Wan and Peter Safran will produce the project, titled The Trench, which would be much more modestly budgeted than the normal DC superhero tentpole.

The Trench creatures are rather recent arrivals to the Aquaman lore, having been introduced in the comics only in 2011 when DC did a revamp of its entire publishing line. They are revealed to be part of the kingdom of Atlantis but when it sunk, inhabitants who were cut off from other survivors and evolved into ravenous monsters.

Details of the take are being kept submerged but it will be set in the kingdom of the Trench and will not feature the main cast of Aquaman.
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The Trench (Aquaman spinoff)

FEBRUARY 08, 2019 1:40pm PT by Borys Kit
'Aquaman' Spinoff 'The Trench' in the Works (Exclusive]

With Aquaman being a billion-dollar hit, itís no surprise that Warner Bros. wants more waterworks from its DC Comics hero.

But while any discussions of a direct sequel have not engaged on any sort of serious level by the studio, director James Wan or star Jason Momoa, with all the players seemingly intent on taking a breather and their time, there is talk of a spinoff.

Warners has hired newbie scribes Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald to pen a horror-tinged script centered on the Trench, the deadly amphibious creatures seen attacking the hero and his love, Mera, in Aquaman.

Wan and Peter Safran will produce the project, titled The Trench, which would be much more modestly budgeted than the normal DC superhero tentpole.

The Trench creatures are rather recent arrivals to the Aquaman lore, having been introduced in the comics only in 2011 when DC did a revamp of its entire publishing line. They are revealed to be part of the kingdom of Atlantis but when it sunk, inhabitants who were cut off from other survivors and evolved into ravenous monsters.

Details of the take are being kept submerged but it will be set in the kingdom of the Trench and will not feature the main cast of Aquaman.

Gardner and Fitzgerald were assistants at Bad Robot, JJ Abramsí production shingle, during the filmmakerísSuper 8 period. They previously wrote a submarine thriller titled The Volos.

The duo is repped by WME.
Not to be confused by Steve Alten's The Trench.
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Old 02-08-19, 05:10 PM
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Re: The Trench -- Aquaman Spin-off (P: James Wan)

Interesting choice of spin-off. I didn't find them particularly interesting or appealing in Aquaman, but if they found a way to make it an interesting body horror flick I guess that'd work.
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Re: The Trench -- Aquaman Spin-off (P: James Wan)

I loved the sequence (was right in Wan's wheelhouse). Also really liked the score which is on the soundtrack release (wasn't done by the main composer, Rupert Gregson-Williams).
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Dafuq?
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Re: The Trench -- Aquaman Spin-off (P: James Wan)

Very interesting and odd choice for a spinoff. It was a very cool scene but I'm not sure if a whole movie of it would be a great idea. Also how would it be low budget? That must have been one of the most expensive scenes in the movie.
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Re: The Trench -- Aquaman Spin-off (P: James Wan)

Well, low budget by superhero movie standards, so probably in the $80M range (for comparison, Shazam is apparently $80-90M, Venom was $100M, Joker is $60M).
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