Days after Marvel announced that they hired a director for one of their upcoming films, DC Comics and Warners Bros. respond with a director announcement of their own. The studios are planning a feature length feature of The Scarlet Speedster, a.k.a The Flash, who will be played by Ezra Miller. Miller is rumored to cameo in the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice as Barry Allen (possibly) and now he has someone who will craft and guide his story in Seth Grahame-Smith. Grahame-Smith will make his directorial debut with the superhero feature.
Grahame-Smith is the author of such genre mash-up best-sellers as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But he also also made a name for himself as a screenwriter, especially at Warners, where he is writing Lego Batman.
Grahame-Smith is also credited with a few TV credits including directing a few episodes of The Hard Times of RJ Berger and he is also tied to the Tim Burton flick Dark Shadows. Initially, the writers of The LEGO Movie, Chris Miller and Phil Lord, were slated to write a treatment for The Flash but elected to move on to work on the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Series. The Flash arrives in theaters on March 3, 2018.
Update: Just saw on The Hollywood Reporter, that Seth Grahame-Smith has decided that he can no longer be involved in the project. Like Michelle MacLaren who was set to direct Wonder Woman, Grahame-Smith is leaving the project over “creative differences.” The studio will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, based on a treatment courtesy of Chris Miller and Phil Lord, but the studio will begin the search for a new director.