Warner Bros. is now on the search for a new director to take the helm of The Flash.
THR is reporting that director Seth Grahame-Smith has decided to exit the high-profile project due to “creative differences.”
It’s certainly an interesting development considering how much of an input Grahame-Smith has had in the project thus far. No details regarding these “creative differences” have been released.
The film was to be the directorial debut for Grahame-Smith, known for writing the novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the latter of which he adapted for the screen. He also penned The Flash‘s screenplay, working off a treatment crafted by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo behind The Lego Movie. Grahame-Smith’s screenplay is reportedly still being used.
Ezra Miller will be starring as the fast-moving superhero, who we got a glimpse of in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Miller’s Flash will next be seen in The Justice League Part One, set for U.S. release on November 17, 2017, and will then lead his own chapter with The Flash, to be released on March 16 the following year.
Grahame-Smith has also penned Warner Bros.’ upcoming Lego Batman Movie and is attached as co-writer on the studio’s long-gestating follow-up, Beetlejuice 2.