Matthew Vaughn, Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi on shortlist to direct 'The Flash'

| Updated: May 17, 2017 19:54 IST

Los Angeles [USA], May 17 (ANI): It seems like 'The Flash' is finally moving in a right direction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros' big screen take on the fastest man on earth has narrowed down its search to three directors - Matthew Vaughn, Robert Zemeckis and Sam Raimi. All the filmmakers met with the studio in recent weeks and are considered to be strong contenders for the project. The trio of helmers emerge as Warners is in the final distress of its search for a filmmaker to tackle the Scarlet Speedster after losing Rick Famuyiwa, who made the Sundance sensation Dope, in October 2016 over "creative differences." Famuyiwa was the second departure after Seth Grahame-Smith, who had written the script and was slated to make his directorial debut. Even Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were reconsidered to possibly return to a project for which they wrote a treatment years ago. The latest frontrunner appears to be 'Back to the Future' and 'Forrest Gump' director Zemeckis. Jon Berg and Geoff Johns are producing 'The Flash,' which is working with a new draft by Joby Harold, writer on the studio's 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.' (ANI)

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