DC's "The Flash" movie is reportedly down to its top three director choices, so the time has come for them ... to lip sync for their lives. That would be our (and RuPaul's) preferred method to pick a winner, but Warner Bros. may go a more traditional route. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-suffering movie, which already lost two previous directors, is now down to this shortlist:
- Robert Zemeckis
- Matthew Vaughn
- Sam Raimi
THR added that official offers have yet to be delivered to any of them, but they have all met with the studio in recent weeks and are all considered strong contenders.
Seth Grahame-Smith was the first director to leave "The Flash," after writing a script he was slated to direct. Then "Dope" director Rick Famuyiwa left over creative differences. Rumor has it that "Back to the Future" and "Forrest Gump" director Robert Zemeckis is now the frontrunner, over "Kick-Ass" and "X-Men: First Class" director Matthew Vaughn and "Spider-Man" and "Evil Dead" director Sam Raimi. But we'll see.
"For me, it's sort of a tragic relay race, and we've had a couple really incredible people carry this baton, and their marks are left on that baton, and the work that they've given to the project will certainly be represented in whatever the final product comes to be."
The movie previously had a March 2018 release date, but that got pushed back. Still, Warner Bros. had better settle on someone fast. As one THR commenter suggested: "Let's just do a Flash Hunger Games. Winner directs it. May the odds be ever in your favor."
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