Warner Bros. Pictures to release AQUAMAN in India on Dec 14
With all the hooplah surrounding the release of King Khan's next ZERO, looks like we have another "royal" making his way to theatres before Khan this year. Get ready to see him transform from the savage Dothraki king Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones) to the king of the oceans as the hunky Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays AQUAMAN.
After catching a glimpse of him in JUSTICE LEAGUE last year, director James Wan is all set to present an action-packed adventure of AQUAMAN that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. Releasing pan India on December 14, a week ahead of the US release, the film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and
takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king.
Leading man Jason Momoa's career has seen him essay roles ranging from being a Dothraki warlord to Conan the Barbarian, and to playing a desert-dwelling, cannibal dad, but in his opinion AQUAMAN has been the toughest part he's ever played. "AQUAMAN is the hardest movie I’ve done in my life, physically, and I had two stunt doubles", he says. "Both of them got hurt, and so did I. The sheer amount of stunts and action in this was insane. You’re fighting in a 40-pound suit, and by the end you’re in a soup of you... And I don’t like my soup!"
Delving further into what can be expected from the film, Momoa says, "You see his mother and father and him being a child and growing up and then being separated from his mother. He’s not accepted. If you’ve been told your whole life that you’re this chosen one, and then you’re treated as a half-breed and a piece of crap, you revolt against everything. Then, you get to see
that man who is alone open up, and he has a lot to offer the world, and the world needs his beauty."
The film will release in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu across cinemas in India in 3D & IMAX 3D. NVR Cinemas have acquired the theatrical rights of the film for a pan India release. The fans and audiences can expect a little surprise on November 16 in theatres as well. A special extended 5 minuter footage of AQUAMAN will also be played with the Eddie Redmayne-Jude Law-
Johnny Depp fantasy extravaganza - FANTASTIC BEASTS : THE CRIMES OF GRINDEWALD - the predecessor to the Harry Potter series.
The film also stars Amber Heard (JUSTICE LEAGUE, MAGIC MIKE XXL) as Mera, a firece warrior and Aquaman's ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (PLATOON, SPIDER-MAN 2) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (THE CONJURING films, WATCHMEN) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (THE EXPENDABLES films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming Baywatch, Netflix's The Get Down) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (THE HOURS, LION) as Arthur's mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (POWER RANGERS) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES, GREEN LANTERN) as Arthur's dad, Tom Curry.