Emerald Fennell has lined up her next project after picking up an Oscar nomination and WGA win for her feature Promising Young Woman.
Fennell will write Zatanna, an adaptation of a DC comic that follows a master of illusions who can manipulate reality.
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is producing the Warner Bros. project under the banner’s overall deal with WarnerMedia.
Zatanna was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson in 1964, and has close ties with John Constantine, the occult master who will be the subject of an HBO Max series produced by Abrams. She also is associated with Justice League Dark, the team of heroes who deal with the supernatural. Abrams is also producing an HBO Max series focused on that team.
DC Films President Walter Hamada is overseeing the project.
Fennell, who made Academy Awards history as the first woman director to be nominated for best director for a directorial debut, is repped by UTA, the U.K.’s United Agents, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson.