It looks as though Warner Bros. may have a new helmer for their film about beloved speedster Barry Allen a.k.a. Flash. IT director Andy Muschietti is in talks to helm the upcoming flick.

The road to the Flash solo film has been a long one, with the last directors attached to the project being John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The duo even had a script prepared for the film that was looking to be on track for production later this year.

Ezra Miller who portrayed Barry Allen/Flash in both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (cameo) and in Justice League, is still attached to reprise the role for the solo film.

Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/Flash in Justice League (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Miller co-wrote a draft for a script with legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison, however, the studio will not move forward with that script. Instead, Warner Bros. have chosen Christina Hodson to tackle the script. Hodson’s most recent writing credits include both Bumblebee and Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deals have not yet been solidified, but official offers are expected to be sent out soon.

Muschietti’s next film is IT: Chapter Two which is slated for release on September 6.

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