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.