AceShowbiz - "The Flash" movie is undergoing another major change in its crew line-up. The project, which has been long in development as the script isn't finished yet, has lost another director (or two directors this time) but is close to finding a replacement.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were attached to the DC-Warner Bros. movie since January 2018, have apparently decided to let go of the project, which was earlier called "Flashpoint". But the position may not be empty for a long time, since The Hollywood Reporter says that "It" director Andy Muschietti has been in talks to take over the gig. His partner and sister Barbara Muschietti will join the project as producer, teaming up with Michael Disco.
Moreover, the studio will reportedly hire Christina Hodson, who has written "Bumblebee" and the upcoming "Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)", to pen the script of "The Flash". It was reported earlier this year that Ezra Miller worked together with comics author Grant Morrison to rewrite the script, but the studio has reportedly decided not to use it. Miller, however, is still on board to star as the titular superhero.
According to THR, Goldstein and Daley exited the project voluntarily, after months of tensions over creative differences. The "Spider-Man: Homecoming" scribes reportedly "have a light-hearted approach to the material," while Miller wants a darker take on the material. Goldstein and Daley eventually decided to move on and find new opportunities as "The Flash" seemingly won't start shooting anytime soon.
Muschietti is known for his works on horror movies "Mama" (2013) and "It" (2017). He has also directed the upcoming sequel "It Chapter Two". The critical and commercial success of the Stephen King adaptation has apparently given the studio a boost of confidence in the filmmaker.
Other directors who were previously tapped to direct the movie included Seth Grahame-Seth and Rick Famuyiwa. Ben Affleck, who stars in the studio's "Justice League" before hanging up his Batman cowl early of this year, was reportedly at one point wanted to direct the project, but he turned it down.