Seems like Warners is doing the sensible thing and erasing any remaining evidence of Seth Grahame-Smith from The Flash movie. We don’t normally encourage snark on this site, under the belief that nobody sets out to make a bad movie. With Grahame-Smith, though, you do wonder. His creative track record is such a list of literary and movie car crashes (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows) he’s practically a guarantee of no quality.
At one point he was set to write and direct The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. When he lost the directing gig to Rick Famuyiwa, we heaved an enormous sigh of relief, but there was still that nagging worry that Famuyiwa was working from Grahame-Smith’s script.
Since then, Famuyiwa has also dropped off the movie, and now, according to Variety, Warner Bros Pictures has taken this as an opportunity for a complete rethink, hiring Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Robin Hood) to rewrite the script again from scratch.
This means the film will be put back from its 2018 release, but that will allow Miller time to film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2.
Kiersey Clemons is still attached to play Iris West and Billy Crudup will play Barry Allen’s (Miller) father, Henry.
Miller will next be seen as The Flash in Justice League.