It’s been about a month and a half since it was reported that Vacation and Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were in talks to helm the upcoming Flashpoint movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films. However, in the time since then, there was no indication that they had actually signed on the dotted line to take on those duties.
Either they were in the throes of violent negotiation, or the studio was waiting to see just how their latest offering, Game Night, would do in theaters before giving them a specific offer. Now, it sounds like it may all be done — if we’re to believe a slightly cryptic tweet from Daley.
Here’s the tweet.
It’s happening! pic.twitter.com/Ga8vF6EnGG
— John Francis Daley (@JohnFDaley) March 3, 2018
So what do you think? Is this confirmation that both he and co-director Jonathan Goldstein are on board to direct Flashpoint? I’d bet money on it, based on that tweet and all that we’ve heard. This would finally close the lid on a film that’s had a continuously troubled development.
The Flash (as it was first called) was originally set to have Seth Grahame-Smith take the helm, and when he dropped out due to creative differences, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa took his place. While his passion seemed to be in the right place, creative differences once again drove him out, and for well over a year, the project has sat, unmoving, and unmanned.
Will Flashpoint finally find its footing with Daley and Goldstein at the head? Here’s hoping.
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SOURCE: John Francis Daley