DC is going to have to start looking for a new dirctor, and fast. The Hollywood Reporter announced this afternoon that screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, who was preparing for his feature directorial debut, is officially leaving Warner Bros. standalone The Flash movie.
The writer behind films like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is reportedly removing himself from the project due to creative differences.
While there's still little known about the fate of The Flash thus far, things will hopefully proceed as planned as soon as another director signs on. Since The Flash isn't expected to be released until March 3, 2018, there's still time to bring on a great director to helm the film.
The Flash will likely keep Grahame-Smith's screenplay, which was based on the treatment penned by The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Still signed on to play the classic DC character is Ezra Miller, who made his first — albeit brief — appearance as Barry Allen in this year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Miller is currently working on Zack Snyder's follow-up Justice League Part One, which started filming in England earlier this month.
'Justice League Part One' will reach theaters on November 17, 2017.
Who would you like to see direct The Flash?
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)