According to reports, a popular 'genre' director has been found to develop a sex and violence update of "Flash Gordon", based on the 1930's newspaper comics hero by Alex Raymond, that inspired the creation of George Lucas' "Star Wars":
Director Matthew Vaughn ("Kingsman: The Secret Service") has been approached by Fox to kick-off the new "Flash Gordon" film series.
According to actor Sam Jones, who played 'Flash Gordon' in a 1980 feature, "Matthew Reilly, VP of production at Fox Studios, acquired the screenplay rights to 'Flash Gordon' last year, and he hired John Davis and his staff to write the script. They’re looking to bring out a sequel...
"I met with Matt and we are in talks about that. I’m very excited. A lot of people over the years, including Stephen Sommers and Neil Moritz, have acquired the screenplay rights, but for whatever reason they did not do a follow up on the option. So I’m very excited about it...However they want to use me, I’m very excited..."
"Flash Gordon" debuted January 7, 1934.
'Flash Gordon', a polo player and Yale graduate, together with 'Dale Arden' and rocket ship inventor 'Dr. Hans Zarkov', are helpless as Earth is bombarded by fiery meteors.
Zarkov kidnaps Flash and Dale, as the three rocket to the planet 'Mongo', where they discover the meteors are weapons devised by 'Ming the Merciless', Mongo's evil ruler.
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