Report: First-Time Director In Talks for FLASH Feature Film

"The Flash" by Alex Ross
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Warner Bros. is in negotiations with novelist/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith to helm the 2018 film The Flash, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street writer/directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller turned in a treatment for the film, but THR said the chances of them staying to direct the film evaporated when the duo were hired for the untitled Star Wars Han Solo film.

With a release date scheduled for March 3, 2018, Ezra Miller has already been hired as the title star -- in this case, as Barry Allen. Miller is expected to debut in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and continue but have a more prominent role in the two-part Justice League  before the 2018 solo film.

If chosen, this would be Seth Grahame-Smith's first time directing a film -- in 2011, he directed two episodes of a television series he co-created, The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Grahame-Smith is best known as the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and with their mainstream success he transitioned to screenwriting on projects such as Dark Shadows and the upcoming Beetlejuice sequel.

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