Warner Bros. is developing an “Aquaman” spinoff “The Trench,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Screenwriters Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald have been tapped to write the script. James Wan and Peter Safran are producing.
According to DC Comics, The Trench were introduced in Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis’s AQUAMAN #1 comic book back in 2011. The Trench are a race of monstrous sea creatures who came from a trench in the bottom of the sea. Actually, not just any trench, the Marianas Trench, one of the deepest and most mysterious canyons in the ocean floor. The Trench used to be normal, human-looking Atlantean citizens, back before the city sank beneath the sea. When King Atlan drowned the city, the surviving Atlanteans were split off into not two, but three independent groups: the Atlanteans we know today, the Xebelians who existed in the Bermuda Triangle, and the Trench who fell into the deepest parts of the sea. Thanks to their isolation and extreme conditions, the Trench evolved, or perhaps devolved into a monstrous, mindless swarm set on consuming anything in their path.
Gardner and Fitzgerald were previously assistants at Bad Robot. The duo previously scripted a submarine thriller titled “The Volos.”
Gardner and Fitzgerald are repped by WME.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
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