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Lord and Miller out and Zemeckis still in the race to direct the Flashpoint movie

September 27th, 2017 by Marc Comments

New developments on The Flash movie, Flashpoint, it seems.

Variety’s Justin Kroll has been on Twitter (tweets below) talking about the movie and, if he’s to be believed, it seems there are some interesting things afoot.

Firstly it seems the script has been handed in and is (currently) finished.

Also, it seems that the Warner Bros Artemis movie has ruled The LEGO movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller out as they have stepped up to direct:

Artemis is the forthcoming book from the author of The Martian, which was adapted into the Oscar-nominated Ridley Scott movie starring Matt Damon. Weir’s latest is described as a scifi crime caper that takes place on the moon’s first city, conveniently called Artemis. The novel comes out November 17. 

However, there’s still good news as Bob Zemeckis is currently the studio’s number one choice – although they will speak to other directors too: “Bob z still being considered but studio will take meetings with other filmmakers, in no rush to make announcement,” Kroll tweeted.

So, if this is all true, the script is finished and Zemeckis is the current favourite to direct.

We can live with that. Can you? Let us know…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….