Seth Grahame-Smith, best known for his genre-twisting novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is in talks to write and direct the upcoming standalone Flash movie, currently scheduled for 2018.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The news comes in the wake of LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who wrote the treatment for Flash, choosing to helm the upcoming Han Solo-centric Star Wars film instead. As random as the Grahame-Smith hire may seem, it’s not difficult to connect the dots from him to Lord and Miller. Grahame-Smith wrote the script for the upcoming LEGO Movie spin-off, The LEGO Batman Movie.
Though he’s become more and more involved with the film world — adapting his books for the screen, as well as producing several projects — Grahame-Smith will make his feature film directorial debut with The Flash.
As previously reported, We Need to Talk About Kevin star Ezra Miller will don the red suit for the hero’s first big-budget big-screen adventure and is expected to make his debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, before taking on a large role in 2017’s Justice League — Part 1.