October 29, 2007 09:40:51 GMT
The "Wedding Crashers" maker revealed to MTV that he is replacing Shawn Levy for the position.
Seems the directing reins on "The Flash" have again been given to someone else. MTV was recently told by "Wedding Crashers" helmer David Dobkin that he has taken over the duties from Shawn Levy, who quited the picture for undisclosed reasons.
More to say, the 38-year-old filmmaker also said his take on the fleet-footed superhero would exist in the same universe as "Justice League of America" as a direct spin-off. As for which version of the Flash would be the hero of the movie, the man firmly stated "Wally West", referring to the third Flash who dons his red suit following the death of the second one, Barry Allen, that was also his uncle.
An honored graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in Film & Television, Dobkin initially worked his way in directing field through a series of music videos and commercials before making his first feature film "Clay Pigeons" in 1998. He originally got attached to direct recently-released "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry", but for some reason, the task was finally given to Dennis Dugan.