"It" director might be the one helming DC's Flash movie
Writer: Florey DM
Another horror maestro might cross over to the superhero world if Andy Muschietti
seals the deal to direct "The Flash".
3 Jul – It has not been a smooth, speedy journey for The Flash's first solo vehicle but the DC movie is getting closer to making it onto the big screen.
Yet another director is being eyed to helm the Ezra Miller-starrer, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and it is horror film auteur Andy Muschietti.
The director is more known for his horror works like the Jessica Chastain-starring "Mama" and silver screen adaptation of Stephen King's "It", as well as the upcoming "It" sequel, but he might surprise with his own take on the superhero genre. (Think James Wan with "Aquaman" and David Sandberg with "Shazam!").
His sister, Barbara Muschietti, will be producing the movie alongside Michael Disco.
Ezra Miller is still attached to star as the eponymous superhero.
Last year, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were the ones attached to both write and direct, with plans to start filming earlier this year. However, the duo voluntarily left the project due to creative differences, seeing that they wanted a lighter, comedic approach to the script but Miller wanted a darker tone.
Miller then took it upon himself to pen a script along with comic book writer Grant Morrison but by May, the studio rejected it.
Miller, who debuted with cameo appearances as Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash in 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad" before reprising the role in 2017's "Justice League", will remain as the Scarlet Speedster but the scripting duty now falls on Christina Hodson.
The "Bumblebee" and Margot Robbie-starring "Birds of Prey" writer will be penning the script, with the project targeted to be in prep by next January.
Cinema Online, 03 July 2019