FLASH GORDON Reboot In The Works At Fox

"Flash...ah-ahh, he'll save every one of us!" It was only a matter of time I guess. THR report that Fox have a new take on the classic Flash Gordon comic strip planned, with Star Trek 3 writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay on script duties. More after the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/22/2014

THR confirm (Film Divider actually broke the news last week) that Twentieth Century Fox has nabbed the rights to Flash Gordon, the pulp comic strip hero who debuted back in the '30s. Most fans will remember the character from the cheesy, but entertaining, '80s movie which featured the now iconic "Queen" soundtrack. This reboot will be produced by John Davis and has up-and-coming scribes J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay on board to pen the script along with George Nolfi. Sony's Neal Moritz recently tried to get his own Flash Gordon flick off the ground, but to no avail.

So, who do guys think would suit the roles of Flash, Dale Arden, Hans Zasrkov, Ming the Merciless ..and possibly Lion-Man? Okay so they probably won't go near that cartoon! Sound off in the usual spot.
Source: THR
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TheDarkPassenger - 4/22/2014, 5:22 PM
STOP IT!!!!!!
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 5:23 PM
Interesting.
OpticBlastWins - 4/22/2014, 5:25 PM
After Ted im down
MrCBM56 - 4/22/2014, 5:30 PM
Mark Whalberg & Ted better have cameos!
MrCBM56 - 4/22/2014, 5:31 PM
Dammit! Now I got the theme song stuck in my head.
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 5:33 PM
@MrBlackJack

I'm embarrassed to say.. I don't get it.
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 5:36 PM
ohhhhhh Lol. I'm sure I would have caught on after a while..

good one!
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 5:38 PM
Let me guess... Your a Lions fan right?
LEOSTRATOR - 4/22/2014, 5:39 PM
I want defenders of the earth. Now that was a fun 80s cartoon.
HypeMusheen - 4/22/2014, 5:44 PM
"DUMB FOX, SNAP OUTT OF IT!!!"
Starfox - 4/22/2014, 5:48 PM
@MrBlackJack

lmao Same with being a Niners or Raiders fan. I don't follow football as much as other sports but I always have a second option every playoff season.
pointman - 4/22/2014, 5:52 PM
This might be a good for for Chris Hemsworth.
johnblake - 4/22/2014, 5:57 PM
BULL CRAP. BRING BACK THE SCIFI CHANNEL VERSION. I LIKED THAT SHOW!!!!!
PunkRockJesus - 4/22/2014, 5:58 PM
Gambit10 - 4/22/2014, 5:59 PM
Shit, why [frick]ing Fox?
marvel72 - 4/22/2014, 6:00 PM
"savior of the universe" loved the serial,the movie is a guilty pleasure of mine.

bring on the reboot.
SuperCat - 4/22/2014, 6:05 PM
NO!!!!

PunkRockJesus - 4/22/2014, 6:06 PM
@MrBlackJack

DrunkenNukem - 4/22/2014, 6:08 PM
It´s official then..

There are no fresh ideas at Hollywood

Next stop

Gremlins reboot
typicalfanboy - 4/22/2014, 6:09 PM
@DrunkenPirateNukem - pretty sure that's really happening. i'm not even joking.
SugarYumYum - 4/22/2014, 6:10 PM
Lol wow, I'm not sure I've ever seen this film but I certainly know the theme. Looks like I'll be asking my old friend Netflix about this one.

This reminds me, is that Barbarella show still happening?
mgeoff88 - 4/22/2014, 6:11 PM
If FOX is behind this, it might as well be called "Flush Gordon." ;P

I don't have a lot of faith in FOX when it comes to comic book properties.

@marvel72 The first movie is a guilty pleasure movie for me too. I hope this reboot is good.
SuperPickle - 4/22/2014, 6:12 PM
NICE!!!!

Now let's hope they redo Buck Rogers, too!!!
FlixMentallo21 - 4/22/2014, 6:12 PM
Oh boy......

On another note, I actually made a fancast for a CG-animated Flash Gordon cartoon series:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fan_fic/news/?a=60714
mgeoff88 - 4/22/2014, 6:17 PM
@SugarYumYum Last I heard, the TV show is still moving forward, but it was picked up by Amazon Studios, which means it will be released through their Amazon Instant service.
HypeMusheen - 4/22/2014, 6:17 PM
YES!!!!

Ace101 - 4/22/2014, 6:20 PM
No! The 1980's movie is a classic albeit it is reboot of a earlier movie lol but still its one of my all time fav movies.
mizeatwizad52 - 4/22/2014, 6:27 PM
Was kinda excited for this movie news...then I read the word "Fox"...
MeanDeanMachine - 4/22/2014, 6:38 PM
Unless we get Queen doing a new updated theme song, I have zero interest in this garbage.
BoomTubeB - 4/22/2014, 6:41 PM
WHY?!?! nothing wrong with original !
BoomTubeB - 4/22/2014, 6:41 PM
BlueLanternKnight - 4/22/2014, 6:41 PM
Still going to be better than Fantastic Four.
BoomTubeB - 4/22/2014, 6:42 PM
grif - 4/22/2014, 6:45 PM
cant be any worse than the last show that was made.
SugarYumYum - 4/22/2014, 6:54 PM
@mgeoff88:

Ah cool. Thanks. :-)
ChiliConCarney - 4/22/2014, 7:17 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
MightyZeus - 4/22/2014, 7:22 PM
What was good about Flash Gordon was the score by Queen.

Areo - 4/22/2014, 7:23 PM
The 80's classic was the best cheese I ever ate.
Missy - 4/22/2014, 7:35 PM
DAMN IT FOX!

GIVE THE RIGHTS BACK TO MARVEL!

Optimus83 - 4/22/2014, 7:49 PM
Cool. ...Flash Gordon
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