The Flash is actually the second superhero movie he’s working on for Warner Bros. – he’s also writing the Lego Batman movie.
After years of waiting, the DC Cinematic Universe is finally starting to take shape.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has landed on author Seth Grahame-Smith to both write and direct the big screen version of Barry Allen’s adventures.
Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) will star as the titular hero in the upcoming film, which is set for release on March 3, 2018. If the rumors are true, The Flash will be Grahame-Smith’s first foray into directing: while Grahame-Smith has worked as an author and screenwriter for years, he’s never directed a major motion picture.
Warner Bros. already has a successful The Flash TV series, but they’re also going to be releasing a Flash movie that’s completely separate from The CW show.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo behind The Lego Movie and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, have provided a treatment for the film. He’ll first pop up in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opens March 25, 2016, and then have a more prominent role in Justice League: Part One, which opens November 17, 2017. He adapted his novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter into a film, wrote Dark Shadows for Tim Burton and has written and is producing a multitude of other projects, including a Gremlins reboot, a Beetlejuice sequel and a new Looney Toons film.
So what are your thoughts on Grahame-Smith netting the gig?