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Discussion in 'The Flash' started by ManWithNoName18, Jun 2, 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has found its director for its feature The Flash. The studio has chosen Rick Famuyiwa, the up and coming director who most recently helmed the Sundance pic Dope. He will step in and direct the film that Warner Bros has slotted for release on March 16, 2018 starring Miller, who is in starmaking mode at the studio in the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and who also had a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and will appear in The Justice League Part One. They will work out a deal quickly.
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The script is written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who was originally going to make his helming debut but exited the project over creative differences. Grahame-Smith’s take on the iconic DC Entertainment superhero is based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Lego Movie duo that once expected to helm the picture. Warner Bros is looking for the right chemical mix on its superhero picture line based on the DC Comics heroes, and the feeling internally was that Famuyiwa provided a vision that would resonate with young viewers and that vision was very compatible with the script that the studio is moving toward the start gate with. That vision was executed to strong reviews in Dope, the 2015 film about a young geek trying to survive in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood.
It is a big opportunity for Famuyiwa, whose resume so far has been small distinctive indies like The Wood, Brown Sugar, and Our Family Wedding. He’ll be playing in a much bigger pond, now. Famuyiwa is repped by WME and Oasis.
ah ah you've been faster than me t:
You should make a Seth Graham Smith is the writer thread
Should I post in this one or the other one?
I actually don't know who was first, we both posted at 12:20.
Good news. I enjoyed Dope. He has a history of focusing on Black-centric films. Does that mean we'll definitely be getting Cyborg in this?
*looks at the thread title*
Anyway, it's good they got someone so soon, I was for them to take some time, but I know that people were getting nervous. I'm not familiar with Famuyiwa's work, but he at least has a work, unlike Grahame-Smith.
On a sidenote, it's nice to see they continue with the diversity behind the camera as well. I'd say that this should bring them some good publicity too, but it's DC we're talking about.
Definitely have to watch Dope now. Don't fail me, Famuyiwa!
Holy ****, this is great news. I love his work!
Dope was dope.
he has directed a good movie recently, so hopefully that carries into the flash. He's also written everything he's directed, so I think we may see him give some treatment to the script.
I won't expect great things, but I will be hopeful about it.
Definitely an upgrade from SGS...
So, besides "Dope", what should I watch from this fellow?
I hope he pulls a Justin Lin and has an actor from one of his past films show up as that same character. That actor must be De'Aundre Bonds as Stacey.
The Wood and Brown Sugar.
Production starts at the end of the year though? Hmmm
Also, based on a certain character, it seems that The Wood and Dope take place in the same universe.
I don't know about that. But, I just laughed at how Famuyiwa used Stacey in Dope.
Next up should be the, I'd assume, Iris West casting. Jeff Sneider said awhile back we'd hear around Memorial Day. Unless it was pushed back because of the directorial change.
Cool. It was expected given Geoff johns started following him on Twitter recently. Dope was good. I think Rick's style will work great with the flash
if they want to have it just be as diverse as the tv show get Kiersey Clemons from Dope as Iris West she is same age as ezra miller