Johns Producing The Flash For Warner Brothers
and much, much more in the pipeline...
Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Warner Brothers
has created a brain trust similar to that which Marvel has
done for its movie adaptations. Apparently since some time
last Fall, Marv Wolfman, Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns have
been on the WB payroll, looking at projects in development
and taking a few back from producers that might not have had
the right feel for them. And as of last night, it's official
that the DC brain trust will bear fruit: Geoff Johns will
produce the big-screen adaptation of The Flash, as
well as has written a treatment for it.
we're going to see it on the big screen.
a no-brainer here, as Johns made his bones following Mark
Waid and Morrison's runs on The Flash. In addition,
he's currently writing The Flash: Rebirth, which
brings Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash, back to life and
into continuity. In short, they've got one of the best people
for the job actually doing it.
Dan Mazeau will be fleshing out Johns' treatment, but likely
under his watchful eye, along with the third eyes of Morrison
and Wolfman. It's slated for a 2011 release, to follow Green
Lantern, which now stars Ryan
Reynolds, who was once on tap to play Wally West's incarnation
of the Flash...it's confusing and incestuous, but we're
still ready for it.
apparently Morrison and Wolfman have projects too early
in the planning to confirm, the Hollywood Reporter did go
on to mention a surprising amount of DC films in some stage
Superman" being written by "Galaxy Quest"
scribes David Howard and Robert Gordon; a sequel to
"Constantine," with Goldsman and Erwin Stoff
producing; two concurrent Green Arrow projects, an
origin story and a prison-set one titled "Super
Max"; and "Shazam,"
which was set up at New Line but has moved to Warners,
with Pete Segal attached to direct.
the first I'd heard of a Green Arrow origin project, as
well as the Bizarro Superman -- but since Galaxy Quest
still rocks, we can probably trust that one. They're also
looking for pitches on Adam Strange, and surprisingly,
Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way wants
to produce Aquaman.
time to sit
down with Gregory Noveck again and geek out.