With the film being in development for quite awhile, it seems DC’s The Flash is about to get a kickstart by way of a new director and a completely new script, per THR.
director Andy Muschietti is in talks to helm the film, and Christina Hodson, who wrote the script for Bumblebee, is also being eyed to write a new script for the film. Actor Ezra Miller, who has long been attached to the project, appearing as The Flash in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, is still set to portrayed Barry Allen. If Muschietti joins the film, his sister and producing partner Barbara Muschietti will join Michael Disco as a producer on the project.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were originally slated to direct The Flash after they took over for Rick Famuyiwa, but the two moved on from the project. Daley and Goldstein, who wrote the script for Spider-Man: Homecoming, also penned drafts of The Flash’s script. Miller and DC Comics author Grant Morrison wrote a script together, but the studio has decided not to move forward with it. Hodson is the studio’s frontrunner to write a new script.
Though Muschietti and Hodson are the two names being brought up, insiders on the project have stressed that no official deals have been made, although official offers are expected to go out shortly.
Other than Bumblebee, Hodson penned the script for the 2017 Katherine Heigl drama Unforgettable, and she’s currently writing the script for the forthcoming DC films Birds of Prey and Batgirl.
Muschietti is best known for his horror films, having made his feature film debut with 2013’s Mama. In 2017 he remade the cult-classic It, and he’s currently gearing up for the release of its sequel, It: Chapter 2. Other horror directors have recently jumped ship to the DC Universe, as well: The Conjuring’s James Wan tackled Aquaman, Annabelle: Creation director David Sandberg directed Shazam! and Jaume Collet-Sera (House of Wax, The Shallows) is set to direct the forthcoming Black Adam.