Seth Grahame-Smith is leaving the Warner Bros. project due to “creative differences,” THR has learned.
Grahame-Smith, the author and screenwriter of such works as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was to have made his directorial debut on the project that was based on the iconic DC Entertainment scarlet speedster super hero.
The project will retain Grahame-Smith’s script, which he wrote working off a treatment from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the Lego Movie duo that were once eyeing it as a possible directing vehicle.
Flash already has a release date – March 3, 2018 – and an actor who portrays the classic hero known as “the fastest man alive” – Ezra Miller, and there is plenty of time for the studio to find a director.
Miller’s Flash, aka. Barry Allen, was introduced in a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and is now shooting Justice League Part 1, which will be released in the summer of 2017.
Grahame-Smith still remains involved in other Warners project. He is a writer on the studio’s Lego Batman Movie and is working on Beetlejuice 2.