“Game Night” writer/directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have been attached to direct “The Flash” movie at Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films since late last year, now they’ve got another job.
The pair are also set to re-write the project, taking over the previous incarnation of the script which was to be a “Flashpoint” adaptation penned by Joby Harold (“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”). How extensive Daley and Goldstein’s re-writes will be are unknown. The pair also penned “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.
In addition, New Line exec veteran Michael Disco has boarded the project along with his newly launched production company The Disco Factory which recently signed on to become a part of “The Sopranos” prequel movie “The Many Saints of Newark”.
The news comes in the wake of comments by Warners head Kevin Tsujihara last week who confirmed to The Los Angeles Times that the studio is moving fully forward with a standalone strategy for the near future:
“The universe isn’t as connected as we thought it was going to be five years ago. You’re seeing much more focus on individual experiences around individual characters. That’s not to say we won’t at some point come back to that notion of a more connected universe. But it feels like that’s the right strategy for us right now.”
So far “The Flash” movie does not yet have a production start date let alone a release date, but Ezra Miller is still attached to star as Barry Allen.