Warner Bros., disappointed with the progress of the Flash movie, may be losing confidence in producer Charles Roven.
In an interview with IGN , Roven had this to say on the progress of the Flash movie:
"I was involved at one point with The Flash," said Roven. "And Warner Bros. came to me and said, ‘The work that you’ve been doing hasn’t yet resulted in something that any of us, including the filmmaking team, feel could be greenlit as a movie. We’re trying to accomplish something that takes into account the entire, rich DC character world, and we’d like to pull it back. That doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to be a part of it. We just want to take a different kind of approach. Do you mind if we try that?’ If we had something that was really working…"
"Like, for example, they had something that was more or less working for them on Green Lantern, and now you have Martin Campbell directing it…But we didn’t," Roven continued. "The David Goyer screenplay, that didn’t work. Goyer left the project. We then embarked with David Dobkin, trying to come up with another approach. We hadn’t even hired a writer at that point. So for us, we completely understood. I’ve been making movies with Warner Bros. for 15 years, so that was fine, but I hope one day there’s a way for me to get re-involved in the project."
Roven, who was also the producer on the very successful Dark Knight film, may no longer be involved with the film, but fans of the Fastest Man Alive need not fear yet – screenwriter Dan Mazeau later had this to say, in response to Roven’s comments:
"Just to chime in on your latest article: The Flash has not been hobbled. Everything is moving forward as planned," Mazeau explained. "I’m still writing the script. Geoff Johns is still consulting. Flash fans have no cause for concern, and — IMO — lots to be excited about."
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Posted originally: 2009-10-07 13:37:24