Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Flash movie to be rewritten by Joby Harold

In the DC comic books, The Flash is known for re-writing history. So perhaps it is fitting, if slightly worrying, that news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros have decided to throw out the current script for the standalone film featuring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, and handed the concept to Joby Harold (Awake).

Despite the speed of the character, the movie has been notably sluggish to come together. Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies) was attached to direct first and wrote a draft, working from an earlier treatment from Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie). Then he was replaced by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), who had his own take, one that apparently clashed with the executives' vision for the character.

Now the film is in need of a director, and with Ezra Miller busy elsewhere, the studio have decided that Harold might be able to get it on track ready for when he is available again. Kiersey Clemons (Dope) and Billy Crudup (The Watchmen) also remain attached, to play Iris West and Barry's father respectively.

As for Harold's other work, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is out on 12 May. And another take on Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), is headed our way in 2018.

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