Warner Bros seem to have finally zeroed in on a filmmaker to helm The Flash movie. Deadline reports that Dope filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa is in the final stages of talk with the studio. The film lost director Seth Grahame-Smith back in April over “creative differences.”
It has emerged that Warner Bros. reportedly wanted someone with at least one feature film under their belt to tackle the film. The website reports, “Warner Bros is looking for the right chemical mix on its superhero picture line based on the DC Comics heroes, and the feeling internally was that Famuyiwa provided a vision that would resonate with young viewers and that vision was very compatible with the script that the studio is moving toward the start gate with.”
The superhero film will star Ezra Miller in the titular role, who was teased in March’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Grahame-Smith, the author and screenwriter of such works as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was to have made his directorial debut on the project based on the iconic DC superhero, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The project will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, which he wrote working off of a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Lego Movie duo who once were eyeing it as a possible directing vehicle.
The Flash already has a release date, March 16, 2018, and Miller is portraying the classic hero known as “the fastest man alive.”
Miller’s Flash, aka Barry Allen, was introduced in a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and is now shooting The Justice League Part One, which will be released in the fall of 2017.
Grahame-Smith still remains involved in other Warner’s projects. He is a writer on the studio’s Lego Batman Movie and is working on Beetlejuice 2.