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Jonathan Mostow Aboard Sub-Mariner

Bringing the Marvel hero to life

DC’s Aquaman might be confined to the realms of fantasy movie making on US TV’s Hollywood satire Entourage for now, but his watery Marvel counterpart is making waves at Universal.

Sub-Mariner – the Marvel character first created by Bill Everett in 1939 – focuses on a young man who learns he’s descended people who inhabited lost city of Atlantis. Trouble is, there’s a battle stewing between his people and our world, and he’s caught in the middle…

The Mariner movie has been swimming through development for several years, with Chris Columbus the last man to seriously consider taking it on in 2004.

Now Terminator 3’s Jonathan Mostow has decided to take the dive. But before he can even consider starting to shoot the movie, he’ll rewrite David Self’s script. Which, loosely translated, means don’t expect the movie before 2008…

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