Director Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") is still interested in an 'adult' update of "Flash Gordon", based on the 1930's newspaper comic strip hero by Alex Raymond, that inspired the creation of "Star Wars" by George Lucas:
Vaughn ("Kingsman: The Secret Service") was approached by 20th Century, before their Disney acquisition...
...to kick-off a new film series, that would be more 'adult' oriented than family fare "Star Wars".
"Flash Gordon" debuted January 7, 1934, inspired by space adventurer "Buck Rogers".
'Flash Gordon', polo player and Yale University graduate, with his companions 'Dale Arden' and 'Dr. Hans Zarkov' start their journey together as Earth is bombarded by fiery meteors and Zarkov invents a rocket ship to locate their place of origin in outer space.
Zarkov kidnaps Flash and Dale and the three travel to the planet 'Mongo', where they discover the meteors are weapons devised by 'Ming the Merciless', that planet's evil ruler.
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