DC’s standalone movie for the fastest man alive has been reignited with a bolt of lightning.
In a stunning turn of events, THR is reporting that Andy Muschietti, the filmmaker behind the hit Stephen King adaptation It and the upcoming It: Chapter Two, is in talks to direct The Flash for DC and Warner Bros. Christina Hodson, the scribe behind Bumblebee and the studio’s upcoming DC movie Birds of Prey, will pen the script. The goal is to be in prep by January 2020.
The DCEU Flash movie has been riddled with production troubles since its inception. After losing both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa has directors, the studio hired John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The duo wrote drafts of the script and were slated to direct the project. Then news came out that Ezra Miller, who plays Barry Allen/The Flash, was not satisfied with the direction Daley and Goldstein were taking the script. Miller partnered with comic writer Grant Morrison to write their own script, with WB set to see which screenplay would go forward.
Daley and Goldstein have now moved on from the project, with the decision being voluntary. WB rejected Morrison and Miller’s script, but Miller is still on board to star in the anticipated solo film.
Should the deal go through, Muschietti will become the latest horror filmmaker to cross over to directing a DC movie. James Wan directed Aquaman, a billion dollar hit, while David Sandberg, who directed Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out, made the most recent DC film, Shazam! Jaume Collet-Serra, who got his start with movies such as House of Wax and Orphan, is set to helm Black Adam.