DC’s The Flash movie is currently without a director. Which, to be honest, is a better state to be in than having the director it did have.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving the Warner Bros project due to “creative differences”. Which we can only assume means that somebody on the movie finally watched Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which Grahame-Smith wrote. He also penned the original Pride And Prejudice And Zombies novel, one of the most pointless literary exercises ever written.
Admittedly he wrote all those so it’s unfair to judge how he way have turned out as a director (this would have been his debut movie in that role) but when all his work so far has been really laboured, unsubtle humour with broad-strokes, near caricature characters, it’s difficult to believe that he would suddenly become a more nuanced director.
Worryingly, the project will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, which he wrote working off of a treatment by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. But that could be changed out of all recognition by a new director.
The Flash is scheduled for a March 2018 release so there’s plenty of time for the production to find a new helmer. It will star Ezra Miller as the fastest man alive” following his cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of A Franchise and his first full appearance in The Justice League Part One (2017).
Grahame-Smith is still working on Warner’s Lego Batman Movie and on Beetlejuice 2.