After losing its director just a few weeks ago in Seth Grahame-Smith (here) it looks like a replacement has been found…
Warners have put relative newcomer Rick Famuyiwa, director of Sundance favourite Dope, which he also scripted also “Famuiywa is receiving strong Emmy-season buzz for directing Confirmation, the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas HBO drama that stars Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce as the two principal characters.”
The movie will still be from the script written by ex-director Grahame-Smith which is based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller: “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 neighbourhood.”
Some of us here at FTN lucky enough to have seen Dope are big fans, so this has a sense of excitement building at FTN.