‘Flashpoint': Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley in Talks to Direct DC Flash Movie

Storyline sees Barry Allen/The Flash travel back in time to avert the murder of his mother

Last Updated: January 16, 2018 @ 3:17 PM

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” screenwriters Johnathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are in talks to direct DC Comics superhero movie “Flashpoint,” based on the 2011 DC Comics, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Written by DC Entertainment President and CCO Geoff Johns, the “Flashpoint” comics storyline sees Barry Allen/The Flash travel back in time to avert the murder of his mother. However, when he returns to the present, his mother is still alive but the world is a nightmare, the Justice League doesn’t exist, and Barry must do everything he can to set things right… or as close to right as possible.

Published in 2011, “Flashpoint” served as a total continuity reboot for the DC Comics universe, setting up “The New 52” continuity that influenced the DC Extended Universe of films beginning with 2013’s “Man of Steel.” The “New 52” was itself rebooted in 2016 in favor DC’s current “Rebirth,” which restored the DC universe to a version similar to the pre-“New 52” continuity.

“Flashpoint” was previously adapted as the 2013 animated movie “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox,” and loosely for the second and third season CW’s live-action series “The Flash.”

The extent to which the film will hold to the comics storyline is not known at this time.

The directing duo is best known for writing the “Horrible Bosses” series and writing and directing 2015’s “Vacation” before teaming up as co-writers for last year’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” The pair also wrote and directed “Game Night,” starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.

Daley and Goldstein are repped by UTA and Fourth Wall Management.

The studio had no comment.

Variety first reported the news.