Well… leave it to DC to something this out-of-the-box.
THR is reporting that WB has hired scribes Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald to pen a horror-infused script centered on The Trench, the deadly amphibious creatures seen attacking the hero and his love, Mera, in Aquaman.
The Aquaman spinoff will be produced by James Wan and Peter Safran. The Trench will be much more modestly budgeted than the normal DC superhero tentpole.
The Trench creatures are recent arrivals to the Aquaman lore, having been introduced during DC’s NEW 52 run in 2011. 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 deep within the ocean 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 Abrams’ production shingle, during the filmmaker’s Super 8 period. They previously wrote a submarine thriller titled The Volos.