It appears Warner Bros. has finally locked in who’ll be directing Flashpoint, the long-gestating DC movie focusing on speedster The Flash.
The LEGO Batman Movie writer and It producer Seth Grahame-Smith had been attached to direct the Ezra Miller-starring picture, then fell off following “creative differences”. Then came Dope helmer Rick Famuyiwa, only for him to fall off the project as well. Well, it sure looks like this is finally it.
Word broke in January that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein had entered talks to direct the DC picture. They’re now locked in. According to a tweet from Daley:
It’s happening! pic.twitter.com/Ga8vF6EnGG
— John Francis Daley (@JohnFDaley) March 3, 2018
Daley and Goldstein are best known for their comedy work, having directed and written 2015’s Vacation, as well as directing the recently released comedy Game Night, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. The pair also have a number of writing credits, including Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Plus, they’ve had experience in the superhero realm before, having received “screen story by” credits on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
It remains to be seen if Daley and Goldstein will also write Flashpoint; King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold was brought in to pen the latest draft after WB decided to move ahead with a page-one rewrite.
As of now, Flashpoint is expected to hit cinemas sometime in 2020.