Warner Bros. Pictures has reportedly hired Joby Harold to do a page-one rewrite of the script for its upcoming “The Flash” movie based on the DC Comics character.
The film was previously scheduled for a 2018 release, but has been on hold since losing director Rick Famuyiwa. Now, the plan is to take it in a different direction from the one the script by Famuyiwa and Seth Grahame-Smith took.
Ezra Miller remains attached to star as the hero, and with his commitments to filming the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” it gives Harold time to get to work on the new script. Miller will next be seen as The Flash in “Justice League” on November 17th.
As of now Kiersey Clemons is still attached to play Iris West and Billy Crudup remains onboard as Barry’s father Henry. Though a new date hasn’t been set, it certainly means the film won’t make its March 2018 release.
Harold previously penned 2007’s anesthesia awareness thriller “Awake”, was an executive producer on “Edge of Tomorrow” and WGN America’s “Underground” series, and both pens and produces Guy Ritchie’s soon to release “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and the upcoming Taron Egerton-led “Robin Hood” reboot.