The search for a new director for the long-suffering feature-length project about the superhero The Flash seems to have reached the home stretch. According to the information portal The Hollywood Reporter , Warner Bros. has reduced the list of applicants to three people. Matthew Vaughn , Robert Zemeckis and Sam Raimi will fight for the director's chair. No matter how superhuman speed the hero of the comic book of the same name possesses, the production process of the film moves extremely slowly. After several unsuccessful attempts to collaborate with filmmakers, WB studio is struggling to find a director for their project and get him to work. Whoever the Major's management ultimately chooses will be the third director assigned to the film.<
First, Seth Graham-Smith was supposed to work on the script and direct the filming of the speedster's solo album, for whom the picture would become the director's debut. However, in April last year, the director left the project due to creative differences with the leadership of Warner Bros. As reported, the studio wanted to see a more experienced specialist at the head of the future blockbuster.
The next candidate was Rick Famuyiva, but at the end of the year he also turned down the post of director of a fantastic action movie due to all the same creative differences - his vision of the tape did not coincide with what the studio management wanted from her. The departure of Famuyiva suspended the production process and postponed the release date of the painting.
Subsequent searches for the director were kept in strict confidence. According to some reports, the studio considered the candidates, even though each of them had their own projects, busy schedules, or some other difficulties that hindered the start of filming. At some point, even the candidacies of Phil Lord and Chris Miller were revised, who several years ago worked on the concept of the painting, but then decided to start a spin-off about Han Solo .
The current leader of the race appears to be Robert Zemeckis , Oscar winner and director of films such as Forrest Gump, Outcast and Back to the Future. ... He is currently focusing on an as-yet-untitled project starring Steve Carell, set to begin filming in the fall. This could have prevented the maestro from participating in The Flash , but according to some sources, Warner Bros. is ready to wait for the window in Zemeckis to free up ...
As for the other two potential candidates, Matthew Vaughn has extensive experience in comic book adaptations. Among his projects in this genre are X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service, the sequel to which will be released on September 28th .
Sam Raimi in the 2000s worked on the Spider-Man trilogy with Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco in the lead roles. In total, the films grossed nearly $ 2.7 billion worldwide. So he also looks like a very worthy candidate for the " Flash " helmsman.
Originally, The Flash was supposed to hit the big screens in March 2018, but now, apparently, the release date will be postponed indefinitely. Meanwhile, Ezra Miller's superfast youth can be seen in Zach Snyder's blockbuster Justice League, where Barry Allen joins forces with other heavyweights of the DC universe - Batman , Superman , Wonder Woman and Aquaman .
The Topic of Article: The next search for the director of ”Flash” is close to completion.