"The Flash" Film Writers Praise Director Rick Famuyiwa

"The Flash" screenwriters Chris Miller and Phil Lord are excited about what new director Rick Famuyiwa brings to the film. However, that's no surprise, as they've worked with him before.

Perhaps best known for his acclaimed coming-of-age film "Dope," Famuyiwa has been working with Miller and Lord to develop a remake of "The Greatest American Hero" for Fox.

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"We work with Rick and have been developing a pilot with him for a little while and are really big fans of his and 'Dope,'" Lord told IGN. "I think he's a rad choice."

Miller said that while superheroes like Batman and Wonder Woman are motivated by personal tragedy or an ethical code, The Flash is much more about the joy of speed.

Starring Ezra Miller, "The Flash" originally was to be directed by Seth Grahame-Smith, who left the project in April due to "creative differences." The Warner Bros. film will retain the script that was developed by Grahame-Smith, based on a treatment by Miller and Lord.

"The Flash" opens March 16, 2018.

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