|“The Flash: Rebirth” begins in January 2009|
In what will certainly be welcome news to comic readers, The Hollywood Reporter has published a lengthy piece on the state of DC Comics properties in TV and Film, including word that “Flash: Rebirth” and “Green Lantern” writer Geoff Johns is on board as a producer for an upcoming “Flash” feature film.
According to THR, Warners hired Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman this last fall to act as consultants and writers for its superhero line of films. While details of Morrison and Wolfman’s separate projects weren’t revealed, it was noted that Johns has worked up a new treatment for a “Flash” film, being written by Dan Mazeau. Johns will act in a producer capacity on “Flash,” which does not yet have a director.
In addition to the “Flash” news, THR said Warner Bros. is taking pitches on films spotlighting Adam Strange as well as Aquaman, which would be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way shingle.
There’s also “Bizarro Superman,” written by “Galaxy Quest” writers David Howard and Robert Gordon; a sequel to “Constantine”; two Green Arrow projects, one an origin story and the other the previously announced “Super Max”; and also “Shazam” with Pete Segal attached to direct.
This is on top of already in production films like “The Losers,” “Jonah Hex” and “Green Lantern,” plus the television series adaptation of “Human Target.”