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10/5/15 - Warner Bros is close to choosing Seth Grahame-Smith to write and direct its 2018 superhero film The Flash.  Planned as the sixth installment of the DC Extended Universe, The Flash would be Grahame-Smith’s feature directorial debut.  The Flash is scheduled for release March 3, 2018, and Ezra Miller has already been cast as the Scarlet Speedster.  Producers of the TV show have hinted at the possibility of connections between the TV series and the upcoming film, though naturally nothing has been announced.  Source:


4/9/15 - Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are working to develop a story for Warner Bros.’ big-screen version of the DC Comic-based superhero The Flash. They are currently working for the studio about the superhero, whose super speed allows him to seemingly break the speed of light and time travel. The character, whose origins began in 1940, have been part of the Justice League at DC Comics and has been given small-screen and feature treatments before, but with Lord and Miller on the case, The Flash will take on a totally different dimension.  Source:


7/30/13 - CW president Mark Pedowitz announced that his network is fast-tracking Flash, a drama based on the famed DC Comics hero and member of the Justice League of America.  The network will look to Arrow co-creators/executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter to introduce the lightning-fast character during the second season of Arrow.   Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment's Geoff Johns will pen for Warner Bros.  Nutter will helm the pilot. Berlanti and Kreisberg will serve as showrunners should Flash move forward. Source: The Hollywood Reporter


9/27/10 – reported that screenwriter Greg Berlanti gave an update about the in-development Flash film.  Said Berlanti, "I think because of the nature that [Barry Allen] was a CSI and moved in this world of crime before this stuff happened ... It's actually a little bit darker than when we were working on [Green Lantern], because you're dealing with somebody who is already a crimefighter in a world of those kinds of criminals and that kind of murder and homicide. I find you talk a lot about different films when you're working on a film, and we spent a lot more time talking about Se7en or The Silence of the Lambs as we construct that part of Barry's world than I thought when we got into it. It helps balance a guy in a red suit who runs really fast.  "There's the sci-fi component and there's the crime component and it's fitting those two things together, and the sci-fi thing, we obviously want to nail that and honor that and do that in a way that feels visceral and real and cool and probably more in the tone of The Matrix films."


6/10/10 - Green Lantern is a year away from release, but Warner Bros. already is starting development on a sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The studio has hired Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, all of whom worked on the "Lantern" screenplay, to write a treatment for the second installment.  The trio will also write the treatment for the silver-screen incarnation of The FlashLantern is shooting in New Orleans under the direction of Martin Campbell with Ryan Reynolds starring as the emerald ring-wielding DC Comics superhero who is part of an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps.  Development on a second installment this far out from a movie's release date is rare, signaling the studio's confidence in what it sees so far.


5/27/10 - Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Barry Meyer announced that Warner will soon give the go-ahead for a movie about beloved DC Comics superhero Flash.  Meyer highlighted that DC Comics characters are key parts of Warner's future, mentioning a July 20, 2012 release date for the latest Batman film by Christopher Nolan and a holiday season 2012 Superman film. He added that the studio is planning films featuring Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Mad magazine characters as in development.


11/02/07: Director David Dobkin has signed with Warner Brothers to direct DC Comics' The Flash.  Dobkin's film will be set in the same universe as Warner's upcoming Justice League movie, which is planned to release first. The Flash will focus on Wally West, the successor to Barry Allen in the comics.


12/31/06 - The fastest man alive...a new Warner Bros. film focused on the scarlet speedster has just signed David Goyer to write, direct and produce.  No dates yet.
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