After building the “Lego Movie” franchise for Warner Bros., Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have come on board the studio’s superhero movie “The Flash,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
Ezra Miller is set to star as “The Flash,” a superhero whose incredible speed allows him to time travel. The character is going to be a part of Zack Snyder‘s two-part “Justice League” movie.
Lord and Miller will write a treatment to flesh out the story, though they have not signed on to direct yet.
News of Lord and Miller’s potential involvement with “The Flash” was first reported on the Popcorn Talk Network’s podcast Meet the Movie Press, which is hosted by TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider and Mark Reilly of Schmoes Know.
Representatives for Warner Bros. and the directors did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
“The Flash” is vying to be Lord and Miller’s next project, though the duo are also being courted to direct a movie in the “Ghostbusters” universe at Sony. They originally turned down the franchise reboot, which will be directed by Paul Feig.
Lord and Miller directed both “Jump Street” movies for Sony, so they have history with both studios. They also directed “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” for Sony Pictures Animation.
Lord and Miller are represented by UTA.