David Goyer Off 'The Flash', Shawn Levy On - Movie Now Doomed
by Alex Billington
February 5, 2007
We never reviewed Night at the Museum here on FirstShowing.net for a good reason. Beyond the fact that it was just a full Holiday week and the movie didn't screen in advance, it was just a terrible film, despite how much money it made at the box office. David Goyer, director of Blade: Trinity and the upcoming movie The Invisible, recently announced that he is no longer part of the adaptation of DC Comics' The Flash. Now today an announcement comes from Warner Brothers that Shawn Levy, the director of Night at the Museum and Cheaper by the Dozen, will be directing The Flash instead.
Unfortunately this is a decision that may doom the movie. Levy has said that he is going to be making a "lighter movie" than previous comic book adaptations. At this moment in the comic book movie era, strong directors are needed for big projects, or else the movies will turn out like Daredevil or Catwoman and become flops. Unfortunately that's the direction that The Flash seems to be going in, but alas, there will be quite some time before a justified opinion can be developed. For now, this is just an announcement.