'DOPE' Director Rick Famuyiwa to Helm 'The Flash'

DC and Warners call on the 42-year-old up-and-comer for their extended film universe.

By
Entertainment
1,933 Hypes 0 Comments

As far as coming-of-age flicks go, Rick Famuyiwa’s critically-acclaimed DOPE was fantastic. Naturally, HBO took notice and tapped the director — who both wrote and directed DOPE — to helm Confirmation, its Kerry Washington-led film about Anita Hill’s 1991 testimony against then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Now, like HBO, DC, and Warner Bros. are showing the 42-year-old up-and-comer some love, choosing Famuyiwa to direct The Flash.

Currently on tap for a 2018 release, the addition to DC’s extended film universe will star Ezra Miller as the titular superhero and is based on a script by Seth Grahame-Smith, who was originally set to direct the film as well before departing the project earlier this year over creative differences. Grahame-Smith’s script, in turn, is based on a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller — the duo behind 2014’s blockbuster The LEGO Movie. According to DEADLINE, “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.”

The Flash is slated to hit theaters March 16, 2018.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

HYPEBEAST Forums Spotlight: Linus - Songs About Girls
Music 

HYPEBEAST Forums Spotlight: Linus - Songs About Girls

Apathetically pleasant.

Listen to Pusha T's Original McDonald's Jingle
Music

Listen to Pusha T's Original McDonald's Jingle

How much McDonald’s can that Mazda fit?

nonnative Puts Its Own Spin on the Converse Pro Leather
Footwear

nonnative Puts Its Own Spin on the Converse Pro Leather

Designer Takayuki Fujii offers up a glimpse of the Fall/Winter 2016 release.


HBX 2016 Summer "Fusion" Editorial
Fashion

HBX 2016 Summer "Fusion" Editorial

A Japanese take on Americana.

Stream Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J & TM88's New Album, ‘TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening’
Music 

Stream Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J & TM88's New Album, ‘TGOD Mafia: Rude Awakening’

Featuring Project Pat as the lone guest.

Minecraft Hits 100 Million Sales
Entertainment

Minecraft Hits 100 Million Sales

Boasting an incredible 40 million users each month.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.