‘Dope’ director Rick Famuyiwa to helm ‘The Flash’ for Warner Bros.


Warner Bros have finally found their man to guide the speed force to the big screen. Up-and-coming director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) has been tapped by Warner Bros. to direct The Flash starring Ezra Miller. Famuyiwa’s hire is very reminiscent of the outside the box, get them while they’re hot thinking that has made Marvel Studios very successful.

The Flash was written by its former director Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and based on a treatment done by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie).


According to Deadline, Warner Bros is clearly confident in Famuyiwa’s ability. “Warner Bros is looking for the right chemical mix on its superhero picture line based on the DC Comics heroes that started with Batman V Superman, and the feeling internally was that Famuyiwa provided a vision that would resonate with young viewers and that vision was very compatible with the script that the studio is moving toward the starting gate with.”

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The Flash races into theaters on March 16, 2018.

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