Seth Grahame-Smith to Direct THE FLASH Standalone Film
We're all waiting to see how well Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice introduces audiences to the members of the Justice League before they all get their own standalone feature films, and one of those members is The Flash, as portrayed by Ezra Miller. Miller will play Barry Allen for director Zack Snyder in the two-part Justice League film before headlining his own feature, which already has a March 23rd, 2018 release date. Phil Lord and Chris Miller were considering the movie as a possible directing gig, but they ended up just writing a treatment for the story before moving on to the Star Wars Han Solo prequel movie over at Lucasfilm, leaving the director's chair open.
THR reports that Seth Grahame-Smith will make his directorial debut with The Flash solo movie, and he'll also write the screenplay based on Lord and Miller's treatment. Grahame-Smith wrote the novels Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (both of which have film adaptations), as well as the screenplays for Dark Shadows, Beetlejuice 2, and The LEGO Batman Movie. I'm a little surprised Warner Bros. chose an untested director for a movie this important to their overall plan with the DC Cinematic Universe, and it'll be fascinating to see how he handles what's sure to be a CG-heavy, mega-budgeted would-be blockbuster as his first film out of the gate.
Do you think Grahame-Smith can pull off the story of The Fastest Man Alive on the big screen?