Last year, development on DC Films’ The Flash hit a stumbling block with the departure of director Rick Famuyiwa. The filmmaker exited the project over “creative differences,” resulting in a delay in production and likely release. Since then, we haven’t gotten a lot of updates on this movie. But now, a script rewrite is underway.
According to Variety, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold is doing a page-one rewrite on The Flash. Warner Bros. has apparently been taking its time with finding a new director, and star Ezra Miller is prepping to shoot the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel this year. In the meantime, a new writer has been hired to take the script in a “different” direction.
Seth Grahame-Smith originally wrote the script back when he was attached to direct. After Famuyiwa replaced him, the Dope director rewrote it. However, his script clashed with WB’s desired vision for the film, hence the creative differences.
In addition to Miller, The Flash will star Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Billy Crudup as Henry Allen. Production was originally scheduled to begin this spring, but obviously, that’s not happening now. Expect a new release date to be announced soon as well. Geoff Johns, Jon Berg and Richard Suckle will produce.