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After years in development limbo, DC's long-gestating standalone "Flash" movie may finally have gotten the charge it so desperately needed.

According to a scoop from The Hollywood Reporter, Andy Muschietti -- who helmed the massively popular "It" remake, and its upcoming sequel, "It: Chapter Two" -- is currently in talks to take the director's chair on the project. Muschietti would also produce, alongside his sister and producing partner, Barbara Muschietti.

Another big potential behind the scenes change is a new script, which sources tell THR will be written by Christina Hodson. Hodson already has experience spinning off franchises for Warner Bros., having previously penned "Bumblebee" and the upcoming "Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)."

Despite those significant creative shifts, titular star Ezra Miller remains attached to this new version. Miller has been a staunch protector of "The Flash," fighting to keep the flick in development by working on a new version of the script himself, alongside comics veteran Grant Morrison. While his desired darker direction for the character was ultimately rejected by Warner Bros., they still want to keep him on board, according to THR.

The trade reports that deals have not yet been finalized, but Muschietti's success with fellow Warner Bros. series "It" suggests that he may be the right fit for this feature. "Flash" fans should keep their fingers crossed.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]