Warner Bros. has found a director for it’s big-screen version of The Flash.
According to entertainment website THR, Seth Grahame-Smith will be the man behind the camera for the speedsters cinema outing. Having served as a screenwriter for a number of movies including Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, this will mark Grahame-Smith’s debut as a feature film director.
With Phil Lord and Chris Miller having originally written a script treatment, it was anticipated that the duo might take the reins on this one, but the opportunity to direct the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off may have swayed them away. As it stands, Grahame-Smith will rewrite the script while also filling the director’s chair.
Despite huge success on the small screen with Grant Gustin playing the titular character in The CW’s The Flash, the big-screen adventure will be a completely new story and part of a separate movie shared universe which began with Man Of Steel.
Playing the movie version will be The Perks of Being a Wallflower actor, Ezra Miller, who is expected to cameo in Warner’s biggest superhero movie to date, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, before taking on a larger role in Justice League: Part One in 2017.
Interestingly, The Flash movie is not due to open in cinemas until after these two movies have, so we should be very familiar with this version of the character by the time he gets his own solo outing.
The Flash movie opens in cinemas on March 23, 2018.
If you can’t wait that long then check out The Flash TV show which begins season two later this week.