'Flash' in the can

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As a producer, Marc Abraham has worked on such big action hits as "Spy Game" and "Air Force One," commercial dramas like "The Family Man" and sophisticated fare like "Children of Men." With his quirky period piece "Flash of Genius" — about the indomitable spirit of a man (Robert Kearns) who invented intermittent windshield wipers and fought for years to get credit for it — the Universal-based producer proves he also has directing chops and is comfortable with more intimate material. THR caught up with the producer-turned-director before his movie opened Oct. 3.
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