New director bringing "Flash" to big screen

Fri Nov 2, 2007 1:22am EDT

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The director of the upcoming Vince Vaughn comedy "Fred Claus" has come aboard "The Flash," a big-screen adaptation of the DC Comics hero.

David Dobkin is replacing Shawn Levy, who left the Warner Bros. project because of scheduling issues. Dobkin's credits include "Wedding Crashers" and "Shanghai Knights."

In comics lore, there have been four incarnations of the scarlet speedster, who has remained one of DC's most popular characters. While it is unclear which version will appear in Dobkin's movie, the project is not a spinoff of George Miller's upcoming "Justice League of America" movie in which the Flash is a major character.

The script is being written by Craig Wright, the creator of ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money."

"Fred Claus" comes out November 9 via Warner Bros.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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