Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Helm A Remake of Flash Gordon. Matthew Vaughn may add another comic book film to his resume as the Kingman: The Secret Service director is currently in talks to direct a new film version of the popular comic series Flash Gordon for the new century.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news that the filmmaker may possibly be a frontrunner to direct the new Flash Gordon film for 20th Century Fox. The new film will be based on a script written by Star Trek writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and The Adjustment Bureau’s George Nolfi are set to produce the remake. This project would mark Matthew Vaughn’s fourth movie based on a comic after directing similar films like Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and the recent box office hit Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Introduced as a comic strip in 1934 by Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon follows the intergalactic adventures of the titular hero, his lover Dale Arden, and brilliant scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov. Together, the group would go on many voyages to locales like Mongo, home of the devilish Ming the Merciless.
Flash Gordon has been adapted for both the big and small screens during the years. The most popular one would be the 1980 feature film starring Sam J. Jones as the main character. The film wasn’t a box office success, but it did garner a cult following years after its release. The film was also notable for it’s soundtrack, which was produced and performed by Queen.
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