View Full Version : Berlanti frontrunner to help The Flash

GregMO ROberts
02-26-2010, 10:08 AM
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IESB says Greg Berlanti is the frontrunner to direct “The Flash,” based on the DC comic books about The Fastest Man Alive.

If this sounds vaguely familiar, Warner Bros. years ago attached Berlanti to write and direct a movie based on The Flash’s Justice League cohort The Green Lantern. (Berlanti was ultimately replaced as director of “Green Lantern” by Martin Campbell of “Goldeneye” and “Casino Royale” fame, who subsequently ordered a rewrite of Berlanti’s script by Michael Goldenberg of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” fame.)

I’m guessing that somebody at Warner Bros. LOVES the little-seen 2000 gay romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Club,” the only directorial effort from Berlanti to find its way onto screens to date. How does this qualify Berlanti to direct a superhero movie? Perhaps we’ll learn if and when the long-in-development “Flash” finally hits cinemas.

Berlanti is better known for scripting numerous TV dramedies, among them “Dawson’s Creek,” “Young Americans,” “Everwood,” “Jack & Bobby,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “Eli Stone.” The only one of these I thought funny enough to stick with was “Everwood,” which to my eyes and ears got a whole lot funnier the year Berlanti got busy with the awful “Jack & Bobby.”

After Campbell came aboard “Lantern,” Warner shifted Berlanti to direct the big-screen Heigl/Duhamel dramedy “Life As We Know It,” which comes out at the end of this year.

Find IESB’s story on the matter here.

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