James Wan is a prominent Hollywood filmmaker who rose to fame with his directorial venture, 2004 horror film, ‘Saw’. He has also directed ‘Dead Silence’ and ‘Death Sentence’, ‘Insidious’, ‘The Conjuring’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’, ‘Furious 7’, and ‘The Conjuring 2’. He is currently directing ‘Aquaman’, which is the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe.
However, this time it’s not easy for him to shoot 'Aquaman'. Speaking about the challenges, Wan said, "It's a very technically challenging shoot to be on. Working with water, and even the dry-for-wet sequences are very complex. Our equivalent of two people sitting around chatting in the underwater world is super complicated. You have to think about CG(I) with the hair, and how their clothing moves, how are they floating, what kind of rig we put them on and all that stuff".
He also opened up on why he chose Dolph Lundgren for this role of King Nereus. He said, "When I was in the process of writing this character [King Nereus] in the world of Aquaman, a friend of mine, [director] Mike Mendez, was working with him on one of his films, and Mike was just raving about how great Dolph was. And I thought 'Oh my god, Dolph would be great for this role as well!' So it kinda came about from that roundabout way".
Apart from Dolph, 'Aquaman' also stars Jason Momoa in titular role, with Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman in pivotal roles.
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