So, hot new rumor for all you DC fans!
The Flash has gone through a tremendous amount of creative change at the top levels. It started with Phil Miller and Christopher Lord doing a treatment for the story, moved to Seth Graeme-Smith writing the script and then directing, then moved away from him to Dope director Rick Famuyiwa taking a pass at the Graeme-Smith script and directing the film. However, he dropped out recently as well, which has left the film about the world’s most famous speedster in a listless creative limbo. Outside of having star Ezra Miller attached as Barry Allen with Kiersey Clemons as Allen’s girlfriend Iris West and Billy Crudup as his dad, Henry Allen.
However, according to a video from Screen Junkies Andy Signore, Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit director Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct The Flash. As Signore said, “I’ve heard from multiple sources that Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct The Flash movie.”
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However, there is a caveat — according to Signore, Zemeckis doesn’t like the current script and wants to rewrite it himself, but Warner Brothers likes where the script currently is and that could be a deal-breaker.
As they point out in their video, pulling in a classic director like Robert Zemeckis is a very different choice and total deviation from the current trend of superhero films pulling in relative up-and-comers like James Gunn and The Russo Bros., who have since proven themselves but were certainly not household names like Zemeckis. Not to mention, Zemeckis has handled plenty of fantasy films, sci-fi films and time travel films to have a handle on all the different elements that a Flash movie will deal with.
Now let’s all sit back and await with eager hands if Warner Bros. confirms this rumor to be true.
— ScreenJunkies News (@sjnews) April 27, 2017
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