The Flash Movie Finds a New Director

Thursday, 02 June 2016 - 3:55PM
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The Flash
Thursday, 02 June 2016 - 3:55PM
The Flash Movie Finds a New Director
A few weeks after parting ways with Seth Grahame-Smith, The Flash movie has found a new director in Rick Famuyiwa, best known for his acclaimed 2015 Sundance feature, Dope.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith was set to make his directorial debut with The Flash, but departed the project last month. Famuyiwa will direct the film from Grahame-Smith's script, which was based on a treatment from The Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Aside from Dope, Famuyiwa is also known for directing Confirmation, the HBO adaptation of Anita Hill's sexual harassment accusations against Clarence Thomas.

DC has been making a lot of changes behind-the-scenes since Batman v Superman's underperformance at the box office. The reason for Grahame-Smith's departure was cited as "creative differences," so it's unclear whether the change in director is a part of that initiative, but either way Famuyiwa seems like a good pick. He doesn't have any experience with traditional action movies, but many recent blockbusters have been giving the reins to talented directors from other genres, including Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World and Ryan Coogler for Black Panther.

The Flash stars Ezra Miller, reprising his role from Batman v Superman, and opens in theaters on March 16, 2018.
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