Monday, October 5, 2015

Seth Grahame-Smith to Write & Direct THE FLASH Movie

Well, at least we have a really great Flash TV show.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Seth Grahame-Smith is in negotiations to write and direct The Flash, the film version based on the classic DC Comics superhero.  This will be his first feature directorial debut, although he directed episodes of The Hard Times of RJ Berger, an MTV comedy he co-created with producing partner David Katzenberg.

Grahame-Smith, 39, is best known as the writer of the novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and The Last American Vampire.  He wrote the script for Tim Burton's film version of Dark Shadows, polished the script for the 2015 version of The Fantastic Four, and is currently writing a sequel for the 1988 supernatural comedy Beetlejuice.

Ezra Miller is still slated to star as Barry Allen, following appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part 1, to be released in Summer 2017, as part of the DC Extended Universe.

According to the article, The Flash movie has a treatment from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, best known for The LEGO Movie, who were originally up for the directing gig. Charles Roven will produce the movie version, with Deborah and Zack Snyder executive producing.

The Flash is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 3, 2018.

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