'Dope' Helmer Rick Famuyiwa To Helm THE FLASH For Warner Bros.


It may have taken Nigerian-American director Rick Famuyiwa seventeen years, but he's finally about to sink his teeth into something much larger than those of his earlier credits. The word now is that he's well on the way to directing The Flash, replacing its former helmer Seth Grahame-Smith who left the project more than a month ago due to "creative differences".

Famuyiwa will direct with a script by Grahame-Smith treated from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller that has since cast actor Ezra Miller in the title role as inspired by the 1940 DC Comics publication. Miller earned a small cameo in this year's Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which now has an R-rated Ultimate Cut releasing on DVD, VOD and Blu-Ray later this summer.

Famuyiwa's latest prolific endeavor following titles like the 1999 coming-of-age drama, The Wood, and the 2007 period drama, Talk To Me, was the 2015 Open Road Films release, Dope, led by actor Shameik Moore. The film carries an 88% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes from a majority of positive responses within over 130 reviews following its festival run last year at Sundance, Cannes, and its Audience Award win at Deauville.

The Flash opens on March 16, 2018.

H/T: Deadline

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