"Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Slayer 3D" New York Premiere - Outside ArrivalsThe big screen version of "The Flash" has finally found its director: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" mastermind Seth Grahame-Smith.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Grahame-Smith -- who's penning the "LEGO Batman" script -- is currently in negotiations to both write and direct "The Flash," which follows the superhero adventures of the young speedster Barry Allen. The flick, which was at one time being developed by "The LEGO Movie" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who abandoned the project to direct Disney's upcoming Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff film), is part of studio Warner Bros.'s big rollout of the DC Comics superhero properties, which is set to start with next spring's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Lord and Miller left behind a story treatment for Grahame-Smith, who would make his feature directorial debut on the project, and the movie already has a locked-in release date for early 2018. Actor Ezra Miller has been tapped as the titular "Flash" star, and will make his first appearance as the character is "Dawn of Justice," before hopping over to "Justice League Part 1," then headlining his own film. (Unfortunately for fans of The CW's hit "Flash" series -- not to mention its star, Grant Gustin -- the flick is completely unrelated to that show.)

"The Flash" is due to hit theaters on March 3, 2018.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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