The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord is reuniting with writing/ directing partner Chris Miller on the film version of DC’s scarlet speedster. “We’re trying to break a story,” he tells Hippojuice. “It’s interesting, because there’s a really popular TV show out there, and we’re trying to carve out space for the movie that’s apart from that.” Lord confirms that Ezra Miller will play Silver Age Flash Barry Allen and not his successor Wally West. “We’re more trying to stick with the cinematic universe… it really is its own thing, and kind of a standalone movie. We’re just trying to think of the best story. It’s kind of a different take on superhero stuff.” Lord and Miller are also handling an entirely animated Spider- Man movie for Sony. “We’re sort of juggling superheroes with the colour red in them. We’re trying not to confuse their powers or anything, but it does get tricky. But it’s the same thing – is there a way to do one of these movies in a new way?”
Sin City and Spy Kids supremo Robert Rodriguez is bringing Hanna- Barbera’s Jonny Quest to the big screen. The cult ’ 60s ’ toon gave us the globe- hopping adventures of Jonny, son of boffin Dr Benton Quest, a man who routinely embroiled his offspring in perilous capers involving dinosaurs, jaguars, robot spiders, Egyptian mummies and komodo dragons ( and that was just the title sequence). Some responsible parenting skills, right there. It’s a project that’s sizzled in the merciless flames of Development Hell for over 20 years – at one point it was a star vehicle for Zac Efron. Now Rodriguez is writing this live- action take with Pirates Of The Caribbean scribe Terry Rossio. Keep the groovy theme tune, guys, or we’re coming for your heads.
Twentieth Century Fox is rebooting The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And yes, the global demand for this is roughly on a par with cries for the return of Hear’Say and dial- up internet but it’s happening. Stephen Norrington brought Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s graphic novel series to the screen in 2003 – it’s the last film he