Boy, am I h=behind the itmes on this nes! This came from a Hollywood Reporter article from a few months ago.
"August 19, 2009 Actor-turned-writer Bill Birch has been tapped to reboot "Shazam!," Warners' adaptation of a DC Comics series featuring Captain Marvel. Geoff Johns, one of the three DC Comics heavyweights hired by the studio to act as consultants on DC projects, is also helping with the kick-start, co-writing the story with Birch. It's somewhat fitting that Birch takes on "Shazam!" as his very name echoes the name of the comic's hero, Billy Batson, a teenager who becomes Captain Marvel when he utters the magic word "Shazam!" The name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Aries, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury."
This makes I think four writers or wrioter teams for the project so far. There was William Goldman, the team from Toy Story, John August, and now this guy. At least it is good to see that Michael Uslan cares enough about this project to keep plugging away. I know he has a great love for the character from personal conversations with him, and I really hoe this movie is as good as it is right!