Joby Harold to Do Page-One Rewrite of ‘The Flash’ Script (EXCLUSIVE)

The Flash Ezra Miller
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While “The Flash” waits to find its new director, Warner Bros. has tapped Joby Harold to do a page-one rewrite to the script, sources tell Variety.

The pic has been on hold since losing director Rick Famuyiwa and while it waits to find his replacement, the studio has decided to take script in different direction.

WB had no comment.

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Executives have been taking their time in finding his replacement. With Ezra Miller, who will play the speedy superhero, getting ready to shoot “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2,” they decided work on a new script in the meantime.

Famuyiwa had written the latest draft. Sources say the original reason for his departure had to do with executives disagreeing with where he had taken the script. Seth Grahame-Smith had also written a previous draft.

Kiersey Clemons is attached to play Iris West, and Billy Crudup will play Miller’s father.

Harold has past ties to the studio, having most recently written “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Other projects in development include a new “Robin Hood: Origins” movie for Lionsgate, as well as a “Twilight Zone” film for the studio.

He is repped by CAA.

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  1. That's What She says:

    “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”

    “Robin Hood: Origins”

    Oh man, I smell another franchise series coming. What’s next, “Sinbad: The Diverse Avenger” or “Joan of Arc: Obligatory Booty Pose For the Team Poster”?

  2. bbock says:

    It really sound to me like they would be better off scrapping this version of their Universe and use the TV version to launch their movie universe. At least the CW version or the DC Universe (hell, Fox’s Gotham) has a clear and consistent voice that captures the essence of the characters remarkably well on slim budgets and schedules.

  3. Martin B. says:

    The colossal mess of the DC movies stopped being funny months ago. It was sad for a while. Then the sheer scale of the horror became fascinating, like seeing the remains of a giant two-headed iguana. But now, now it’s becoming something else: Affleck’s trying to chew his leg off, Amy Adams passed over for Oscar nom, Geoff Johns ran back to comics, Diane Nelson is spinning rumors about a Cursed Child trilogy that even J.K. Rowling says isn’t going to happen. And oh yeah, one of their biggest investors is about to be confirmed as Treasury Secretary and has to pull out his money. Warner Bros has to end this franchise before it becomes full blown torture porn.

  4. Jacques Strappe says:

    Who’s the woman playing the Flash in that photo?

  5. Jacques Strappe says:

    Coming soon: The Flash Crash at the Box Office

  6. RRA says:

    So let me get this straight. First director canned because BVS opened and WB/DC went “oh crap, people don’t want this direction.” A year later, they hire (and lose) another director and now they’re changing directions again.

  7. This is the 3rd writer in the last 8-9 months right. Good luck buddy

  8. Wayne says:

    So this Producrion is in trouble.

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