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Seth Grahame-Smith (writer of "Dark Shadows") is in negotiations to write and direct Warner Bros' upcoming "The Flash" comic book film, which has a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, directors of "The Lego Movie" and "21 Jump Street." At one point, Lord and Miller were planning to direct "The Flash," but left when they were offered the chance to direct a "Star Wars" spin-off, focusing on Han Solo. Their departure forced Warner Bros to begin searching for their replacement. "The Flash" will star Ezra Miller as the faster man alive. It's set to hit theaters on March 3rd, 2018. The film will be Grahame-Smith's feature directorial debut. »
With the cameras already rolling, director David Yates is continuing to add to the cast for Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Jon Voight, Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo are the latest recruits.The spin-off, scripted by J.K. Rowling herself from her short tome, is set decades before Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest crossed the threshold of Hogwarts. Our hero here is magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is on a mission to document the creatures filling the wizarding world. On a trip to New York, he meets several characters.Fantastic Beasts’ cast already includes Colin Farrell as a wizard named Graves; Katherine Waterston as Tina; Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller as Credence; Samantha Morton as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray as Chastity; and young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty. As for the new additions, there is no »
From book author to director, this man is making the leap.
As Warner Bros. puts together their line-up of superheros for the DC Universe, it seems like they will go with an interesting choice for the director of The Flash. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Seth Grahame-Smith, who has written the books Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Price and Prejudice and Zombies, will write and direct the movie that is starring Ezra Miller as the hero.
Grahame-Smith has yet to direct a project with screenwriting work being done at Warner Bros. on Lego Batman and Tim Burton’s adaptation of Dark Shadows. The only directing work he has done was a couple episodes of the MTV comedy, »
- Zach Dennis
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is set for release on November 11th, 2016 and sees Oscar Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) stars as Scamander alongside Colin Farrell (The Lobster), Katherine Waterstone (Queen of Earth), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Dan Fogler (Barely Lethal) and Samantha Morton (Control). David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, returns to direct.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
- Scott J. Davis
The Wrap is reporting that screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith will make his directorial debut with Warner Bros.’ big screen adaptation of The Flash, which will see Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being A Wallflower) star as the titular lightening-quick hero, known by day as scientist Barry Allen.
Grahame-Smith is perhaps known as the writer behind such films as Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as well as working on various mooted projects like Beetlejuice 2, the Gremlins remake/reboot, along with the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie.
- Scott J. Davis
He’s currently playing the role of Mickey Donovan in Showtime’s acclaimed Ray Donovan TV series to much acclaim, and now screen legend Jon Voight has joined the cast of the in-production Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the big screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling‘s work.
Jon Voight joins Fantastic Beasts
- Paul Heath
The cast of Warner Bros' upcoming Harry Potter spin-off keeps getting better and better - and they've added some diversity to boot. According to THR, veteran actor Jon Voight and talented young stars Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo have all joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The movie is a prequel of sorts to the beloved wizarding series, and follows magiczoologist 'Newt Scamander' on his travels in the Us documenting magical creatures. Voight may be more of a household name, but his incoming co-stars have also impressed lately. Chan had a starring role in the AMC/Channel 4 sci-fi series Humans, while Ejogo was quietly great as Coretta Scott King in Ava DuVernay's Selma last year. No details were disclosed about their respective parts, but they'll join a talented ensemble that already includes the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell and future-Flash Ezra Miller. »
This year at the San Diego Comic-Con, I moderated a panel about "Kung Fury," the completely insane movie by David Sandberg. I was approached about moderating by Seth Grahame-Smith, and the night of the panel, I had a chance to chat with Grahame-Smith a bit. Since his breakthrough success with the book "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies," he's managed to stay hard at work as a screenwriter while publishing a number of other books and supervising the translation of his breakthrough to the bigscreen. It feels like things are starting to pay off now, though. He brought "Pride" to the Comic-Con this year, and he seemed absolutely delighted with the end result. He's the writer of "The Lego Batman Movie," which is one of those films I would not dare underestimate on a commercial level. After the way Batman essentially walked away with "The Lego Movie," it seems likely a solo film »
- Drew McWeeny
Jk Rowling is adapting her own novel for the big screen.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens on November 18, 2016 in the UK and the Us.
With production already under way on Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the cast keeps growing. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that three new cast members have signed on, Gemma Chan, Jon Voight and Carmen Ejogo. No details were given regarding the characters they are all playing.
The story takes place years before Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermione made their way to the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will become a textbook that is used by the students in their studies.
Just when you thought the burgeoning cast list of Harry Potter offshoot Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them couldn’t get any bigger, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Gemma Chan, Selma star Carmen Ejogo and Jon Voight have all been recruited for Warner Bros.’ prequel story.
Filming is well underway for the studio’s high-profile spinoff, after cameras began rolling last month in England. Designed as an expansion of the Harry Potter lore, the film – directed by David Yates and penned by none other than Jk Rowling herself – will follow Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, a brilliant pioneer who opened up a whole new field within the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry: Magizoology. Indeed, Yates’ latest venture into Rowling’s universe will take place a full 70 years before the Scamander’s title book graces the hands of the Boy Who Lived.
Today’s trio of new recruits »
- Michael Briers
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is an upcoming fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling, which is essentially a spin-off of the uber-successful "Harry Potter" book and film franchise. Carmen Ejogo (last seen in "Selma") has joined the cast of the film, which is to be directed by David Yates. Ejogo joins Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, and Gemma Chan in the film, which follows the adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Redmayne) in New York's secret community of witches and wizards, 70 years before Harry »
- Tambay A. Obenson
While The Flash is currently tearing up our t.v. screens, DC Comics’ Scarlet Speedster will be coming to the big screen in 2018, with Ezra Miller slapping the lighting bolt on his chest to Barry Allen, the Fastest Man Alive. Previously, The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller weren’t attached to write a treatment, as well as possibly directing. But with the pair opting instead to bring the adventure of a young Han Solo to life, Warner Bros. had to look elsewhere. The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed they have their man, setting their eyes on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author Seth Grahame-Smith to write and direct. While Grahame-Smith’s screenwriting work includes Dark Shadows and the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie, this will be his directorial debut, with Warner Bros. pulling a bit of a Marvel Studios by setting loose »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
As season two of The CW's The Flash gets ready to premiere, there's been some substantive process on the DC movie universe version of the story.
For some time, Ezra Miller has been in place in the title role for the film, which won't cross over with the TV show. And for a while, it looked as if The Lego Movie/Jump Street duo of Chris Miller and Phil Lord were to take the project on.
However, they've since been lured to the Star Wars universe, where they're set to direct a Han Solo origins movie. As such, whilst they've written a treatment for a The Flash movie, they're not writing the script or directing it themselves.
Instead, that job has gone to Seth Grahame-Smith.
The Flash is set to be released on March 3, 2018. »
Back in April, we reported that the extremely busy filmmaking duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been set to write a story treatment for Warner Bros.' The Flash. It was believed that the filmmakers would come aboard to direct, but back in July, they signed on to direct Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie for LucasFilm. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has word that Seth Grahame-Smith has signed on to write and direct The Flash.
Ezra Miller has been attached to star ever since Warner Bros. announced their massive superhero movie slate last October. Back in May, Phil Lord revealed that their story will likely focus on Barry Allen, and that it will be separate from The Flash TV series, which stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen. There have been rumors that The Flash and the rest of the Justice League members will be introduced at the end »
Following hot on the heels of the news that What We Do In The Shadows director Taika Waititi will be going completely serious for Thor Ragnarok, DC and Warner Bros. have barged in on the unexpected director hiring game.
The word coming out of The Hollywood Reporter is that the best-selling author of ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,’
And no, that isn’t a joke.
The author would be making his debut working to a treatment by Lego supremos Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (who themselves were considered for the director role before they got embroiled in that little thing called Star Wars).
- Simon Gallagher
As the rest of DC's Extended Universe begins to inch closer, it looks like Warner Bros. has chosen a director to helm the big screen version of The Flash. He may be a rookie director, but you undoubtedly know his name: Seth Grahame-Smith.
Yes, the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies/Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter author, is WB's pick to helm and write The Flash. The film already has a story treatment from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but as they've decided to pass on the project to helm the Han Solo Star Wars movie, WB has had to find a new person to step in. According to THR, they've snagged Seth Grahame-Smith to make his directorial debut.
Ezra Miller has already been cast in the titular role, with a release date set for March 3, 2018. So the project is still a ways off, but we're expecting to first see the Flash »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jon Voight has been added to the ensemble in an undisclosed role. He joins fellow Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, who's playing protagonist Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who penned the titular tome, a textbook used by Hogwarts students in the "Potter" series.
In addition to Voight's casting, THR also has the scoop that two other actresses have also been cast. They are Gemma Chan, a star of TNT series "Humans," and Carmen Ejogo, who starred in "Selma." Like Voight, their roles are being kept under wraps for now.
The script for "Fantastic Beasts" is being penned by "Potter" author J.K. Rowling, and while there have been no real plot details divulged yet, Rowling did tease on Twitter that the American »
- Katie Roberts
Charles Roven is producing the film, based on the studio’s DC Entertainment property about the crime-fighting superhero who can move at superhuman speeds. Zack Snyder and wife Deborah Snyder are executive producing.
The character, created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in 1940. The TV series “The Flash,” developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, began airing on the CW last October.
“The Flash” would mark Grahame-Smith’s feature directorial debut. He would helm from his own script. Grahame-Smith is the author of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” and the screenwriter of Warner Bros.’s upcoming “Lego Batman.”
- Dave McNary
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