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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:38 am 
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Yeah, Iron Man looks like it's just about perfect. Even my wife wants to see it. WANTS to. Not "yeah, okay, I'll go with you to that..."

You know, I hate to have much in the way of expectations for any genre film, as it so often leads to disappointment, but it's difficult to not have high hopes for that one, at least based on the trailer. I'm not even that big a fan of Iron Man. Although he was one of my favorites from Marvel as a kid, I've always been more into DC. It just looks like it's going to be a genuinely fun, quality action flick.

Flash, on the other hand, stopped sounding appealing once Goyer left the project.


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From IGN:

The Flash Gets Dirty Sexy

Screenwriter tapped for Dobkin-directed film.

November 2, 2007 - Dirty Sexy Money creator Craig Wright will script Warners' feature film version of The Flash for director David Dobkin and production company Mosaic Media.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the project is not a spinoff of the upcoming Justice League of America movie that George Miller is directing in which the Flash is a major character." This contradicts what Dobkin told MTV last week.

Dobkin, a comic book fan, has long wanted to do a comic book movie. "Because of that simplicity, it is easy to design a theme and a story around what his inner life is in comparison to his superpower," he told the trade.

THR adds that the film's previous director, Shawn Levy, parted ways with The Flash due to scheduling issues.

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Geoff Johns to Produce/Co-Write FLASH Movie

The Hollywood Reporter has updates on the multitude of DC Comics properties in various stages of development in Hollywood. The big news for comic fans is the increased involvement of three very well known names: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, and Marv Wolfman.

We heard about this relationship last fall, but now the nebulous "roles" are starting to take form. Geoff Johns, current writer of The Flash: Rebirth has written a treatment for a live action Flash movie, and has been named a Producer on it as well. Dan Mazeau, also currently working on a Johnny Quest movie, will be writing the script off Johns' treatment.

Morrison and Wolfman's specific projects have not yet been announced, nor has an upgrade from "consultant" to "producer" on any upcoming films been set for them. However, control of a live action Teen Titans movie was taken back from producers into Warner Bros. at the same time as The Flash, and the Superman franchise is currently considered to be on hold after the lackluster performance of Superman Returns in 2006. All three writers are working on most DC Comics movie projects together, in varying levels.

DC and Warners have several projects in the works currently. The Losers has a full cast, Jonah Hex is filming, and Green Lantern recently found its star with Ryan Reynolds, and projects featuring Bizarro Superman, a second John Constantine movie, two Green Arrow films (one being the Green Arrow in prison with a bevy of villains film, Supermax, one being an origin flick), Adam Strange, Aquaman, and Shazam are all in the works, though some are barely past the suggestion and pitching phase.

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That's some of the best news I've had all day.

Of course, it's only 8:30, but still--good news. I'd trust Johns to come up with something good for the Flash, and not something completely craptacular. That's also interesting about the Teen Titans movie...I can see that one working on the big screen.


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 Post subject: Re: The Flash Movie
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:55 pm 
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IESB Exclusive: The Director Of The Flash Is...

Written by Peter Georgiou

Thursday, 25 February 2010 13:08

Yesterday was quite a whirlwind. For what seems like many moons we didn't hear a peep from The Brothers Warner. After years of leaks so big they could have sunk the Titanic they somehow came up with a formula to keep things quiet in Burbank. For a short while at least. After fans were treated with the news a couple weeks ago that Christopher Nolan was going to guide a new Superman film to theaters, yesterday it was revealed that both David Goyer and Jonah Nolan are lined up to write the script. While we're here, why not throw a couple more logs on the already crackling fire?

IESB has learned exclusively that WB is lining up a director for another high profile DC character; Greg Berlanti is the leading contender to helm "The Flash". The name should ring a bell or two, Berlanti wrote "Green Lantern" with one my favorites Marc Guggenheim and was once attached to direct the film before WB settled on Martin Campbell. From what IESB is hearing WB is very high on Berlanti from his prep on "Green Lantern" and would love him to run with "The Flash". If you remember, two weeks to this day, IESB reported that we would be hearing some news on "The Flash". Here we are delivering on that promise.

DC Entertainment is surely on fire. Nelson and company are hitting the ground running, pun intended. The Nolan Bros. and David Goyer getting their hands all over the Caped Crusader and The Man of Steel sounds about right."Green Lantern" moving forward under the watchful and capable eye of Martin Campbell and possibly now Greg Berlanti dashing into the fray with "The Flash".

We at IESB will let the fans enjoy this almost unthinkable news, but alas, our jobs are never done. We've already started making calls and shooting off emails to uncover the next scoop. Stay tuned.

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 Post subject: Re: The Flash Movie
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:25 am 
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Greg Berlanti on Those Flash Directing Rumors

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March 22, 2010

Last week at ShoWest, ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype had a chance to talk to director Greg Berlanti about his holiday comedy Life as We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.

Berlanti, the producer of the television shows "Everwood," "Eli Stone" and "Brothers & Sisters," was announced as the director of Green Lantern way back in October 2007, a gig that ultimately went to Martin (Casino Royale) Campbell, but then a month back, there were rumors that Berlanti was the frontrunner to direct The Flash, so of course, when we had a chance to talk with him at ShoWest last week, we had to ask about those rumors, something that he quickly brushed aside by saying:

"Nah, you know right now, it's all about... 'Green Lantern' just started shooting a couple of days ago and everyone is really excited about that. I'm mostly focused just on finishing up this movie. I haven't really thought about any of that stuff yet, but just hoping this goes well."

When asked how the shoot's been going on Green Lantern, he told us, "Yeah, it's a dream come true. Martin Campbell is one of the best directors today, and Donald De Line who is producing is amazing, and obviously, everyone is ecstatic about Ryan and Blake and everyone else, so it really is a dream come true."

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 Post subject: Re: The Flash Movie
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:19 am 
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From IGN:

The Flash Races For a Greenlight

Is Barry Allen's live-action movie finally close to a reality?

May 27, 2010

by Phil Pirrello

Despite the fact that the DC character is the fastest man alive, efforts to get his movie made have been stuck at a permanent slog thanks to Development Hell (well played, irony). But, it looks like Warner Brothers is getting closer to giving The Flash and his movie a greenlight.

The Hollywood Reporter seemingly Sydney Bristow'd themselves into a Time Warner investor meeting, where Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Barry Meyer shared that the studio was getting close to greenlighting a movie about Barry Allen/the Scarlet Speedster.

During the presentation, Meyer shared that DC's comics properties are key parts of Warners' future. In addition to Batman, Superman and Green Lantern, heroes like Aquaman and Wonder Woman (still?!) are also in various stages of development.

Last time we checked, comics deity and DC Entertainment's chief creative officer, Geoff Johns, was working on The Flash screenplay.

With Batman 3 and the new Nolan-supervised Superman reboot arriving in 2012, and Green Lantern hitting theatres June 2011, it looks like a Flash movie will be in good company, should it find its way to theatres in the next two or three years.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:42 pm 
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Writers Join Flash and Green Lantern 2

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Jun 10th, 2010

Warner Bros. is already setting up the DC Comics sequel

Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim have been hired to draft treatments for Green Lantern 2 and The Flash, reports Heat Vision.

The writers (the same team responsible for the upcoming first Green Lantern film) will write treatments for both comic book adaptations and, depending on how events progress, will be responsible for the full screenplay to one of them.

The first Green Lantern film is set for release on June 17, 2011.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:56 pm 
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Exclusive: Script for The Flash and GL2 Treatment in Progress

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Sep 25th, 2010

Tone of The Flash mixes The Silence of the Lambs with The Matrix

There's been a lot of anticipation and chatter about DC Entertainment's ongoing plans to bring the DC Universe characters to the big screen, which begins in earnest on June 17, 2011 with Martin Campbell's Green Lantern ("GL" to the cool kids) starring Ryan Reynolds. One guy who certainly will play a key part in that plan is GL producer and co-writer Greg Berlanti, who came to New York to talk about his upcoming comedy Life As We Know It.

ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype had a chance to sit down with him and ask him a couple of questions about his involvement in those plans, and he gave us a quick update on what he's focusing on at the moment:

"We are working on the treatment for the second film actually, we just started working on that with the same guys who I did the original with (Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim). Those two guys are also writing a script based on a treatment we wrote for 'The Flash,' so that's my involvement with DC right now is the script for 'The Flash' and the treatment for 'GL2.'"

A couple things we were interested in learning more about was the tone of the movies, as well as how they'll bring the mythology from the comics into the movie universe. Berlanti had some really interesting ideas about Barry Allen's character, involving his job as a crime scene investigator, which certainly will give the movie a different spin than some may be expecting:

"'GL' is always a bit lighter than that on earth but mixed with a twinge of the space opera, which has its own epic qualities to it. 'Flash' as we're getting into it is interesting, too. Though Barry Allen was a little lighter in the comic, I think because of the nature that he was a CSI and moved in this world of crime before this stuff happened. I think it's tonally somewhere in between 'GL' and 'Dark Knight.' It's actually a little bit darker than when we were working on ('GL'), because you're dealing with somebody who is already a crimefighter in a world of those kinds of criminals and that kind of murder and homicide. I find you talk a lot about different films when you're working on a film, and we spend a lot more time talking about 'Se7en' or 'The Silence of the Lambs' as we construct that part of Barry's world, then I thought when we got into it. It helps balance a guy in a red suit who runs really fast."

Being that a lot of Green Lantern's mythology is going to be introduced in that movie, we were curious which aspects of the "Flash" comics might make it into the first movie, asking in particular about the Rogues' Gallery and the time travel aspect of the comics:

"A third thing I'd throw at you is alternate dimensions, so it's true that we want to find the things that make it… With 'GL,' we used to say there's a space opera component and then there's the down on earth. In 'The Flash,' there's the sci-fi component and there's the crime component and it's fitting those two things together, and the sci-fi thing, we obviously want to nail that and honor that and do that in a way that feels visceral and real and cool and probably more in the tone of 'The Matrix" films or things like that. I always think of 'The Flash' stories where he met Jay Garrick and knows there was Earth Prime and things like that. There's an avenue for these films to broaden the DC Film Universe in that way, so that's the hope."

The idea of the movies possibly introducing the other Flash and Green Lantern and thereby making some sort of Earth-2 Justice Society (JSA) possible certainly sounds very cool, although Berlanti remains non-committal about whether he might direct that "Flash" movie, preferring to focus on the script and figuring that important factor once it's done.

"When we have the script together, I'll probably sit down with Warner Bros. and want to decide what's best for that movie. It's so hard when you're working on the material, the script too, because if I thought about it just as a director I would freak myself out but when I think about it just as a writer, we try so many different things. It's like, 'I don't even know how we're going to do that but what if we did this or what if we showed this?' It's more freeing and liberating so I haven't really thought beyond the script right now for it."

Look for the full interview with Greg over on ComingSoon.net sometime in the week before the movie he did direct, Life As We Know It, which opens on October 10.


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 Post subject: Re: The Flash Movie
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:40 pm 
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From IGN:

The Flash Script Nearing Completion

Plus director update and news on Green Lantern 2 progress.

UK, October 11, 2010

by Chris Tilly IGN UK

It looks like the script for a movie version of The Flash is nearly done, with writers Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green apparently turning their pass into Warner Bros between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Screenplay is based on a story they created with Life As We Know It helmer Greg Berlanti, although according to Deadline, it seems unlikely that Berlanti will direct the superhero flick.

"He won't want to direct because he kinda wants to do something in between size-wise first before attempting something that large" Deadline's insider explains.

However, said insider adds "If Warner Bros does like the script and wants him to direct it... but that's a lot of ifs. And all of it is moot if they don't dig the script. Green Lantern wasn't real until the studio liked the draft."

Speaking of Hal Jordan's alter-ego, Guggenheim, Green and apparently hope to have their treatment for Green Lantern 2 ready by Christmas.


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 Post subject: Re: The Flash Movie
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:04 pm 
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So glad the script is almost done! Sure hope this actually makes it into development. :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Flash Movie
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I don't like that the Flash script is based on a story they created...I mean really? The YEARS of Flash stories didn't offer them anything?


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Who Might Play The Flash?

Casting rumor pegs one of The Hangover guys as Barry Allen.

October 11, 2010

by Phil Pirrello

Writers Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green plan to deliver their script for The Flash by Christmas to Warner Bros., but who will the studio deliver in the role of Barry Allen?

Word 'round the campfire is, according to Moviehole, that Bradley Cooper is the front-runner (pun intended) to play The Flash. Cooper in the role kinda makes sense, as the studio is quick to keep the actor "in the family," with Cooper appearing in WB's The Hangover and its now-shooting sequel.

Also, the former Will Tippin (for all you Alias fans) was runner-up for the role of Green Lantern, a part that went to Ryan Renyolds. (And Reynolds was at one time linked to the role of the Flash back in the day. Twist!)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:12 pm 
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Bradley Cooper Denies Flash Rumors

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Oct 15th, 2010

Says that he has "never heard" about the project

SuperHeroHype caught up with actor Bradley Cooper yesterday and was able to follow up on the rumors that he is the frontrunner for the currently-in-development film version of The Flash.

"I've never heard anything about it ever in my life," Cooper responded, laughing that the idea of his casting has become so prevalent online.

"It's funny," he added.

Cooper, confirmed to have been a studio candidate for the lead role in Green Lantern, most famously appeared in 2009's The Hangover. Earlier this year, he was seen as Face in Fox's theatrical adaptation of The A-Team.


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FLASH MOVIE Writer GUGGENHEIM Talks Plot & Possible Cameos


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