AceShowbiz - Warner Bros. has hired "Dope" filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa to direct DC's "The Flash" solo movie. Famuyiwa was selected to replace Seth Grahame-Smith, who was going to make his directorial debut with the superhero film but dropped out of the project due to creative differences.
Sources said that Warner Bros. was not sure about handing off a tentpole character to Grahame-Smith because it would've been his first directorial work. However, the studio will still use the script written by Grahame-Smith.
By hiring Famuyima, the studio believes that he will bring a vision that would resonate with young viewers. He has made an outstanding directorial work with his crime comedy-drama "Dope", a 2015 film that was a splash at Sundance and won the prize for best editing. In 2015, he also directed "Confirmation", an original HBO movie starring %cKerry Washington% as Anita Hill. The movie that was based on Hill's accusations of sexual harassment done by Clarence Thomas was released on April 16 this year.
"The Flash" movie is set for a U.S. release on March 16, 2018. The movie stars %cEzra Miller% as the iconic superhero known as the fastest man alive. The actor already made his debut as The Flash in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".