It looks like The Flash is finally picking up speed as IESB reports that Warner Bros. is interested in getting Greg Berlanti to direct the superhero flick. For those who don’t know, Berlanti co-wrote another upcoming WB superhero flick, Green Lantern, and was considered to direct before the studio settled on Martin Campbell. Keep in mind, this is not a confirmation, but IESB says he’s the leading contender to take the job. Since I imagine most folks (myself included) haven’t seen Berlanti’s 2000 film, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, his second movie, Life as We Know It, is slated to hit theaters at the end of this year.
For more about how DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson has revived the cinematic opportunities for the company’s cherished superheroes, hit the jump.
As we reported back in September, Nelson, who was previously the President of Warner Premiere (which handles the steady release of direct-to-dvd animated superhero films), took the reigns of handling DC’s brand and characters across all mediums (i.e. movies). In recent weeks, the company has been on fire. A couple weeks ago, we discovered that Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan agreed to “godfather” the reboot of the Superman franchise. Earlier this week, we learned that David Goyer (who co-wrote Batman Begins and received a story credit for The Dark Knight) would write the new Superman movie and it would be called The Man of Steel. And keep in mind that Green Lantern is scheduled to be one of Warner Bros. summer tentpoles in 2011. Talk about a 180.