‘The Flash’ Movie to Be Directed by ‘Lego Batman’ Writer Seth Grahame-Smith

Seth Grahame-Smith is in talks to direct the movie adaptation of “The Flash” for Warner Bros.

Charles Roven is producing the film, based on the studio’s DC Entertainment property about the crime-fighting superhero who can move at superhuman speeds. Zack Snyder and wife Deborah Snyder are executive producing.

The character, created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in 1940. The TV series “The Flash,” developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, began airing on the CW last October.

“The Flash” would mark Grahame-Smith’s feature directorial debut and he would helm from his own script. Grahame-Smith is the author of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and the writer of the adapted screenplays for those movies along with being the screenwriter of Warner Bros.’s upcoming “Lego Batman.”

“The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller, will hit theaters on March 3, 2018. The character will be introduced in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in March and appear in “Justice League: Part One” in 2017.

Grahame-Smith is also the co-creator, head writer and executive producer of MTV’s “The Hard Times of RJ Berger.” He’s partnered with David Katzenberg in Katzsmith Productions.

Variety reported in April that “Lego Movie” producer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were developing a story for “The Flash” but without a directing commitment. Lord and Miller then committed in July to directing the Han Solo Star Wars movie for Disney.

The news about Grahame-Smith was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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