Newswire: Phil Lord and Chris Miller hired to make sure the script for DC’s Flash movie goes really fast

Earlier this week, we reported on a rumor that Lego Movie, 22 Jump Street, and Last Man On Earth masterminds Phil Lord and Chris Miller were being sought by Warner Bros. to direct its upcoming big-screen version of The Flash. Now, excuse us for assuming that most of the things listed in an article about rumors wouldn’t come to pass, but it turns out that rumor was actually true. Well, mostly.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller aren’t going to direct The Flash (not yet, at least), but they have been hired by Warner Bros. to punch up the project with their patently successful method of taking something that shouldn’t be funny and making it funny. Lord and Miller are working on a Flash treatment now, which basically means they’re on the step just before someone actually writes a draft of it. Assuming they don’t end …

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