Pride & Prejudice & Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith was set to make his feature film directorial debut with The Flash. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, this is no longer the case, citing “creative differences” between studio and filmmaker.
The installment of Warner Bros. shared movie universe will eventually star Ezra Miller as the big screen Barry Allen. It will also use Grahame-Smith’s script based on earlier material from Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
In the run-up to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, producer Charles Roven mentioned the coming DC films would showcase the individual directors and their input would be essential to the evolving roadmap of the shared universe. Grahame-Smith’s departure may indicate a change in that plan. Rumors persist that director David Ayer was encouraged to add “fun” to August’s Suicide Squad, though he maintains the reshoots were just an opportunity to upgrade existing material.
Miller will appear in the currently shooting Justice League – Part One while the studio begins the search for a new director for The Flash. It is currently scheduled for a March 3, 2018 release.