BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nigerian-American Hollywood director, Rick Famuyiwa has been officially announced by Warner Bros as the director for new movie The Flash staring Ezra Miller. The Flash script is written by Seth Grahame-Smith and is based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Rick has a degree in Cinema-Television (Production) and Cinema-Television (Critical Studies) and has directed and written a number of films that include The Wood(1996), Brown Sugar (2002), Our Family Wedding (2010), Dope (2015) and Confirmation (2016, HBO drama that stars Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce as the leads). Ezra Miller is currently on the set of Harry Potter movie, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and will feature in The Justice League Part One.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros is looking for the right chemical mix on its superhero picture line based on the DC Comics heroes that started with Batman V Superman, and the feeling internally was that Famuyiwa provided a vision that would resonate with young viewers and that vision was very compatible with the script that the studio is moving toward the starting gate with. That vision was executed to strong reviews in Dope, the 2015 film about a young geek trying to survive in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood.
The Flash is set to be released March 18, 2018 close to the time of release of Marvel’s Black Panther (July 18, 2018). This means even more pressure as there’ll be expectations for the movie to match up to if not surpass Black Panther that will be helmed by Ryan Coogler and also help to compensate for the Batman vs Superman fallout.
Confirming his appointment, Rick tweeted: