Thursday, March 29, 2012
THE FLASH: The Fastest Movie Still Alive
It's been far too long since we received an update on the movie adaptation of DC Comics' The Flash, but it seems there's still a chance to finally see The Fastest Man Alive on the big screen.
Blastr has posted some comments from Dan Mazeau, co-writer of Wrath of the Titans and writer of a draft for The Flash. According to Mazeau, the project is still active, remarking, "I think Warner Bros. is finalizing their strategy of how they want to roll out their DC superheroes, and obviously they've got Batman in an incredibly great place, and Green Lantern, I think, performed okay. I think they probably would have liked it to have done better, but yeah, there is still a whole lot of excitement for the DC universe, and I know The Flash is very high on the list."
"It's like anything, though," he added. "It has to come together with the right cast. It has to come together with the right director and sort of the right moment, and so they're trying to push the rock up the hill. Hopefully there will be some news soon, but right now I can't really say anything else."
Mazeau, working with former Flash comic book writer Geoff Johns, is the latest screenwriter to revise the script after Green Lantern screenwriters Greg Bertlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim were reportedly working on the project back in December of 2010. Of course, the poor critical and fan reception of Green Lantern along with the disappointing box office may have encouraged Warner Bros. to go with a different creative approach.
Mazeau's version would also feature Barry Allen as The Flash, but according to him, "For fans of Wally [West], there were some things in that script that would make them happy also."