The film was originally due to be penned by Phil Miller and Chris Lord but they jumped ship for ‘Han Solo’. A treatment written by the pair was left with Warner Bros. and gifted to Seth Grahame-Smith as the films next writer/director.
Grahame-Smith left the project over creative differences with Warner Bros. to be replaced by Rick Famuyiwa. Famuyiwa performed some rewrites of his own on the script before also leaving over creative differences. At the time Famuyiwa told fans that his view for the film didn’t mesh with Warners.
With an early 2018 release date looking less likely Variety reports ‘The Flash’ has now fallen in to the hands of Joby Harold. His most notable work of recent times being ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’.
With Ezra Miller soon to head in to production on ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ it’s reported that Warner Bros. are not in a huge rush to find a replacement director.