Robert Zemeckis Rumored To Be Flash Director

Zemeckis In Talks With Warner Brothers?

Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis might be saddling up to join the DC Expanded Universe. According to Screen Junkies, the Back To The Future director is in talks to helm the long-troubled Flash film starring Ezra Miller. However, we must take this with a grain of salt, as there has been no official report or source. Umberto Gonzalez took to Twitter, saying that Zemeckis is one of many directors being met with for the film.

Zemeckis first came to fame with the Michael Douglas vehicle Romancing The Stone. This was followed by his most famous film Back To The Future, which was produced by his friend and mentor, Steven Spielberg. He also directed the film-live action hybrid Who Framed Rodger Rabbit. He would then win an Oscar for Best Director for Forrest Gump. A pioneer in special effects and motion capture, in recent years Zemeckis has directed The Polar Express, Beowulf, and a new version of A Christmas Carol. His most recent film is Allied, starring Brad Pitt.

Will Flash Ever Get Up And Running?

Ezra Miller first appeared as Barry Allen/The Flash in last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and is ready to star in this year’s Justice League. His solo film, however, seems to be stuck in development hell. While The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller penned a treatment, they did not have the time to direct it. Warner Brothers then hired Seth Grahame-Smith to write and direct the film based on the treatment. He later bowed out and was replaced by Rick Famuyiwa. Famuyiwa, in turn, dropped out not too long afterward, citing creative differences. Most recently, it was revealed Cyborg (played by Ray Fisher) will make an appearance and the script was being rewritten by Edge of Tomorrow screenwriter Joby Harold.

If Warner Bros. and DC could grab Zemeckis, they might be able to bring The Flash to fruition.

Word of the Nerd will continue to keep an eye on this story.

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