“Aquaman” Horror Spinoff “The Trench” in Development

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in "Aquaman." Photo by Warner Bros/DC/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (10043882ar)

With Aquaman hitting one-billion dollars in the theaters, it’s no surprise Warner Bros. couldn’t wait to announce a new spinoff inspired by the block buster.

Dubbed The Trench, the film is set around the underwater kingdom with the same name in the Aquaman franchise. The new film will be co-produced by Peter Safran, a man known for his role in the Conjuring Universe. Aquaman’s director James Wan, will be the second producer.

Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald will write the movie’s script and will feature a totally new cast. That means Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, and all the other actors credited for Aquaman’s success will be conspicuously missing.

The Trench is a result of Walter Hamada taking over the DC Universe. While working in the Conjuring franchise, he was famous for turning fan-favorite scenes into movies. Remember the scary doll from The Conjuring? Hamada turned it into Annabelle. You liked the creepy nun in the Conjuring 2? She got her own film.

The Trench in Aquaman became a popular scene after it featured two of the film’s stars descended beneath the ocean as they were pursued by backlit CGI characters. The Trench will return to show what happens in the under-world, only this time with no super heroes.