SHAZAM! – Simply in theaters April 5
David F. Sandberg( “Annabelle: Creation”) sends New Line Cinema’s “Shazam !, ” the parentage story that stars Zachary Levi( TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel( TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong( the “Kingsman” movies) in the role played by Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran( “Aquaman, ” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” cinemas) acts as the film’s producer.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to create it out. In Billy Batson’s( Angel) client, by shouting out one word–SHAZAM !– this streetwise 14 -year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam( Levi ), generosity of an ancient hotshot. Still a kid at heart–inside a rend, godlike body–Shazam revelries in this adult explanation of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he pilot? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he bounce his social studies evaluation? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to original these strengths quickly in order to fight the dangerous forces-out of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana( Strong ).

“Shazam!” also performs Jack Dylan Grazer( “IT”) as Billy’s best friend and eventual superhero admirer, Freddy, part of the foster household that includes Mary, giving full play to Grace Fulton( “Annabelle: Creation” ); Darla, giving full play to Faithe Herman( TV’s “This is Us” ); Eugene, giving full play to Ian Chen( TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat” ); and Pedro, giving full play to Jovan Armand( TV’s “Hawaii Five-O” ). Cooper Andrews( TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans( TV’s “Killer Women”) represent foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou( “Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.

Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own plainly recreation, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, storey by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam was established by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia serve as executive producers.

Sandberg’s artistic squad includes his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.

A New Line Cinema yield, “Shazam! ” is set for handout on April 5, 2019. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Portraits, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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