Pictures film set within the DC Universe has found a director.
The Flash will open in theaters on March 3, 2018. Grahame-Smith is a surprising choice for the Flash director gig.
Grahame-Smith also has the unique issue that his movie also has a popular TV series of the same name featuring the same character, and while they might do different things, he has the opportunity to function as the bridge between the two since The Flash TV series is starting up with alternate realities this season.
The movie is off a treatment by The LEGO Movie writer/director pair Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who were also being considered to direct initially – they since have signed on with Lucasfilm to direct what is likely (but still not officially announced) a Han Solo prequel film under the “Star Wars Story” brand. His Barry Allen will first appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, then Justice League in 2017, and his own solo outing on March 3rd, 2018; in other words, it going to be a busy few years for the young actor.
The next Warner Bros. While it’s become common for studios to scoop up indie filmmakers for their big-budget blockbusters (see: last week’s news about Taika Waititi coming aboard Thor: Ragnarok), Grahame-Smith’s directing experience is limited to two episodes of the MTV comedy The Hard Times of R.J. Berger. The author has quickly made a strong imprint in Hollywood, writing the screenplay for the adaptation of his book, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter“, and becoming pals with Tim Burton, writing the wretched “Dark Shadows“, and the developing “Beetlejuice 2″. Sound off in the comments section.