"The Flash" movie is about Barry Allen, a police scientist who gains the power of super speed after an accident in his lab. With his new power, Allen protects his city from outside threats. Warner Bros. plans to release the movie in 2018 as part of a film universe based on multiple DC Comic book series, as of 2015.
Warner Bros. first attempted to make a film about the Flash in the late 1980s, but it didn't happen. The studio had renewed interest after seeing the script for "Batman Begins," which was written by David S. Goyer. It gave Goyer the choice of creating a film based on either the Flash or Green Lantern, and he chose Green Lantern. Warner Bros. announced "The Flash" in 2004, but Goyer left the project in 2007. Warner Bros. hired a new director the same month Goyer left, but once again, the project didn't happen.
Seth Grahame-Smith is set to direct the 2018 movie, which stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen. Grahame-Smith also wrote the screenplay. Zack Snyder is an executive producer of the movie. Snyder is a director of several other movies within the DC Comics film universe, including "Man of Steel," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and parts one and two of "Justice League."