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Seth Grahame-Smith to Write and Direct DC's Solo 'The Flash' Movie

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October 5, 2015
Source: THR

Seth Grahame-Smith

Another up-and-coming director has been hired to make a big comic book movie. Following the news from last week that Taika Waititi will be directing Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok comes news, via THR, that young writer Seth Grahame-Smith has landed the job of directing DC's The Flash movie for Warner Bros. Seth Grahame-Smith is the screenwriter behind Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, the novel and the movie, as well as Dark Shadows for Tim Burton. While he has directed some episodes of "The Hard Times of RJ Berger", this will be Grahame-Smith's feature directing debut. Warner Bros is apparently finally ready to launch their big screen version of the character, with Grahame-Smith in negotiations to write and direct the movie. Read on.

The report claims that in addition to Seth Grahame-Smith, they'd been looking at Phil Lord & Chris Miller for the job of The Flash until they got the Star Wars gig. Grahame-Smith hasn't really directed anything yet, but he seems like a very odd choice for this, especially as the alternative to Lord & Miller. I wonder if there were any other filmmakers, especially some women, that were also considered? In addition to this big screen version, there is currently a "The Flash" show on TV from The CW. In the solo movie, Ezra Miller will be playing Barry Allen, as he's already cast and set to make his first appearance in Zack Snyder's Dawn of Justice next year. Charles Roven is producing The Flash movie, with Deborah and Zack Snyder executive producing. This solo The Flash spin-off is already scheduled for release March 3rd, 2018 in a few years.

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  • TheOct8pus
    I am not a fan of his writing....at least not "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer" or whatever. I consider this guy to be a hack, personally.... Hopefully he won't pull a Josh Trank on the Flash.
    • Big Harry Cox
      A hack? What are you doing with your life?
  • DAVIDPD
    Oh NO!!! That is a shame, really. This guy is not a good writer. He wrote a couple Alt-history/fantasy books over 10 years ago...let's not give him a blockbuster quite yet.
  • Cyberdine
    Damn! Not an impressive resume in my eyes. Hopefully he'll care enough and devote himself enough to write an awesome script.
  • ColtNoir
    This is not the "homerun" I was hoping for, for this movie... I mean it fits I guess - Terrible choice to play The Flash and now a terrible choice to Write/Direct it.
  • Big Harry Cox
    Ezra Miller?!?!? I thought Green Lantern was gay not The Flash!! I saw the Stanford Prison Experiment, make sure he cuts his toenails so he can actually run.
  • DaveLister_JMC
    And so we reach the beginning of the end of the superhero movie craze; and it will be these terrible, disjointed DC properties that hasten that end's arrival. The DC-verse is a complete mess on film; and for that matter, so are the Marvel properties produced by Sony and Fox. Spiderman may see a brief resurgence now that Marvel Studios is taking him over (after their summit agreement with Sony); but it will likely be a case of "too little, too late" as the Marvel movie series is nearing the end of a cycle. Tony Stark/Iron Man, Thor, Bruce Banner/Hulk and Steve Rodgers/Captain America are rapidly approaching an endpoint to their film cycle; and the actors playing them are ready to hand off the roles. Add to that some very subpar TV series like Gotham, The Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the very unnecessary resurfacing of the Heroes franchise on NBC... The market is getting flooded with a lot of poor quality product and it is drastically muddying the waters. The next group of Marvel heroes may carry a portion of the box office pull; but the characters that are going to be the focus aren't nearly as iconic. Once the earnings go down, it won't be long before the suits start tinkering with things again; and everything will start to resemble Schumacher's 'Batman and Robin'. Prepare yourselves folks... the end is nigh.

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