Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Shawn Levy to direct The Flash after David Goyer after the announcement David Goyer left the project.
He'll also co-produce, and be heavily involved in finding a new writer. The Hollywood Reporter notes Levy has no intention of making the film a comedy, but is aiming for a lighter movie than previous Warners comic book adaptations. The Flash has been one of the most popular superheroes of all time; created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert in 1940, the DC Comics character has ability to run and move extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes and violate certain laws of physics, like time travel.
The Flash is scheduled for a 2008 release, however, that could change now.