Thursday, January 26, 2017

THE FLASH Movie Script To Be Completely Rewritten

The Fastest Man Alive is being slowed down once again.

Variety revealed yesterday that Warner Bros. is taking The Flash movie adaptation in a different direction and has brought in Joby Harold to completely rewrite the script.  This latest delay makes it unlikely the movie will reach its planned 2018 release date.

According to the article, former director Rick Famuyiwa had written the latest draft and Variety's sources claim "the original reason for his departure had to do with executives disagreeing with where he had taken the script."  Seth Grahame-Smith, another former director on the film, had also written a previous draft.

Harold is an English screenwriter who previously worked with Warner Bros. on Army of the Dead and the adaptation of Frank Miller's Ronin.  He also created a franchise series based on the Arthurian legend for Warner Bros., which will debut in May 2017 with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, directed by Guy Ritchie.  In addition, he served as executive producer on the film Edge of Tomorrow and as writer/director of the film Awake.

Meanwhile, The Flash star Ezra Miller will next appear in the Justice League movie this November and will return as Credence Barebone in the 2018 sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Joining Miller on The Flash are Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen.

Miller's Justice League co-star Ray Fisher was reported to reprise his role as Cyborg in The Flash, but that may change, depending on how the studio wants to proceed.

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