Wednesday, April 23, 2014

'Flash Gordon' Reboot a Possibility Thanks to Fox

Courtesy THR
FLASH! Ahh ahh! Is coming back to the big screen? (You better have read that to Queen's song.)

According to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like the savior of the universe will be approaching a theater near you thanks to a deal that's been in the works for quite some time. This is what they're reporting about a "Flash Gordon" reboot, "Twentieth Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to the pulp comic-strip hero in a package that has John Davis producing and J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the up-and-coming scribes who just worked on "Star Trek 3," on board to write the script."

The project will be lead by Fox exec Matt Reilly who, according to THR, "identified the project early and brought it into the studio." There is no word on what the reboot will look like or if it'll be as gloriously cheesy as the 1980 film that starred Sam Jones.

Which celebs would you cast in the roles of Flash, Dale Arden, Hans Zasrkov and Ming the Merciless? We'll keep you posted on any more details on this project but in the meantime, here's a little treat to get you pumped...

-Larissa Mrykalo