Warner Bros has hired Adam Sztykiel, who worked on the upcoming “Black Adam,” starring Dwayne Johnson, to write and direct the movie, based on the DC characters. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce the project.
“Wonder Twins” follows a pair of alien siblings named Zan and Jayna who hail from the planet Exxor, and have a pet space monkey named Gleek. First seen in Hanna-Barbera’s 1977 animated TV series “All-New Super Friends Hour,” Jayna has the ability to shape-shift into animals, while Zan can shape-shift into water constructs. The super-siblings’ powers are activated by touching rings as they use their catchphrase, “Wonder Twin power, activate!” Following the animated series, the Wonder Twins appeared in DC comics and were later introduced into the main universe, since appearing on episodes of “Teen Titans Go!,” “Smallville” and “The Flash.”
News of the “Wonder Twins” project continues Warner Bros.’ longterm relationship with Sztykiel, who has written projects for the studio including “Due Date,” “Project X,” “Spy Guys” and “We’re the Millers.” Sztykiel also served as a writer and producer on “Scoob!” for Warner Animation Group. Most recently, the scribe re-teamed with Johnson for “Black Adam,” following their collaboration on 2018’s “Rampage.” Last week, Warner Bros. released new footage of the DC tentpole movie, which focuses on the comic book anti-hero (Johnson) and the Justice Society of America, which includes Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo) and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell). Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a screenplay by Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, “Black Adam” hits theaters on July 29.
Sztykiel is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and MFW.
The Hollywood Reporter was first to report news of the “Wonder Twins” movie.