Things have been mighty quiet as of late in regards to the film version of The Flash, but it seems that things are still on the move in regards to the project.
Michael Disco has left New Line to form his own company, The Disco Factory. Amongst his first two projects, he will be joining The Flash as a producer and will serve as an executive producer on the upcoming Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark.
“Michael Disco started working with us at New Line 19 years ago,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures.”He’s one of those people you hope will be on your team throughout their career. He has always been passionate about and incredibly talented in both development and production, so it makes sense that he’s chosen to segue into producing. I’m both proud and happy that he will be staying here and making his films at our studio, where he has been a beloved and trusted colleague.”
“I am so grateful to Toby Emmerich, [New Line president & chief creative officer] Richard Brener, [New Line president & chief content officer] Carolyn Blackwood and [Warner Bros. DC-based production president] Walter Hamada for their incredible support in making this transition happen. I’ve spent my entire career with Warner/New Line and I’m thrilled to be continuing my relationship with the distinguished executives at both companies.”
During his tenure at New Line Cinema, Disco oversaw 34 films that went on to gross almost $4.5 billion in box office results.
While any news on The Flash film is welcome at this point, we just have to hope that perhaps his experience will help get the movie moving towards a start to filming soon.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter