James Wan: Underwater shooting of the film is a big challenge

James Wan who is known for his management of big franchises like The Conjuring and Insidious is all set to shoot for DC and Warner Bros’s Aquaman. He revealed about the difficulties faced by him to shoot for the movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wan said that the underwater shooting of the film is a big challenge. He 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.”

Further the director states that the high level of commitment to shoot with real actors and trying to avoid CGI as much as possible, is the reason why the shooting becomes a challenge . Wan said, “that just makes it very difficult and time-sucking and time-challenging to do all of this. So it’s not an easy shoot, but hopefully it will pay off in spades down the line.”

Talking about Dolph in the role of King Nereus, he shared, “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.”

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman is scheduled to release on December 21, 2018. The film has Jason Momoa in a titular role along with key roles played by with Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman and Dolph Lundgren.