The guys behind the Lego movie are writing the big screen Flash
Warner Bros. and DC’s The Flash movie is beginning to take shape. The film already has a star in Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, We Need to Talk About Kevin), and it now has one of the most sought after writing duos in the business, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street).
According to Deadline, Lord and Miller are currently working on a treatment of the story, which they will likely then adapt into the screenplay. The pair aren’t yet attached to direct, but they may end up behind the lens as well.
Lord and Miller are currently hot in Hollywood. They turned The Lego Movie into a massive hit, and before that they relaunched the 21 Jump Street TV show into a pair of successful films. They also are currently producing a pair of successful TV comedies, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the freshman comedy The Last Man on Earth.
The pair are also working on a Lego Movie sequel and a Lego Batman Movie spinoff. They aren’t expected to direct either though, theoretically clearing their schedule if they want to direct The Flash – assuming WB wants them to.
The big screen version of The Flash isn’t due out until 2018, so there aren’t a lot of details yet. The casting of Miller was announced back in October when WB unveiled it’s long term plans for creating a shared DC-based universe, which retroactively began with Man of Steel.
Miller will be introduced before that though, in Justice League in 2017, or possibly prior to that in either Wonder Woman or even Suicide Squad. There is always a chance he could make a cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but there hasn’t been any hint of that so far.
Bringing Lord and Miller on seems to signify that the film will have a comedic slant. It won’t necessarily be a comedy, but the pair don’t have any real experience with straight action films. WB might just have a ton of confidence in them though.
Despite the successful TV show, the film won’t be connected in any way to the CW version of the character played by Grant Gustin. That gives both properties the freedom to do whatever they want.