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