The Flash Director Seth Grahame-Smith Leaves Film in a Hurry

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18:  Seth Grahame-Smith attends the "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer 3D" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on June 18, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Photo: Larry Busacca/2012 Getty Images

Well, that was fast: Seth Grahame-Smith, the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies scribe, won’t make his directorial debut with The Flash after all. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that creative differences caused a fissure between Grahame-Smith (who was supposed to work on that nonexistent Beetlejuice sequel) and Barry Allen, the fastest guy in the world. The film will still retain the script Grahame-Smith wrote, based off an early treatment by The Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The Flash, which has nothing to do with the pretty good TV show also called The Flash, is slated to hit theaters on March 16, 2018. Ezra Miller plays the very fast superhero; he made a bizarre cameo in Batman v Superman and will appear in next year’s Justice League Part One. You could say we know his velocity.

The Flash Director Leaves Film in a Hurry