According to FirstShowing, Flash Gordon will be on the big screen once again! The Crazies director, Breck Eisner, who's been attached to the Flash Gordon remake, is now pushing to get this film off of the ground and getting it to the masses as soon as possible:
The Flash Gordon comic, which debuted in the mid 30s, was about a man who was kidnapped and sent in a rocket to the planet Mongo by a crazy scientist. The Earth was being assaulted by meteors and the scientist wanted to find out where they were coming from in order to stop it. He ends up on Mongo and has numerous adventures and confrontations with Ming, the ruler of Mongo, and Queen wrote an awesome song about him.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are working on the script right now. We're on the second draft now. It should be in the studio in a month or two. I'm very bullish on it. But it's a giant movie and will take a long time to do.
Eisner wants this to be a big film and truly based off of the 30s comic strip, and not something that won't age well and will look cheesy in 10 years from now. He considers this a passion project. Not that interested? You should be. Many adventure films and characters were inspired by Flash Gordon, including Star Wars. Where do you think those famous opening Star Wars credits came from? Flash Gordon of course! There are many other comparisons along with this, but that's another article entirely.
Sadly, we probably won't see this film for at least 3 years. We'll all just have to hold out breath... What do you guys think? Excited to see some more pulp favorites come to life?
~Mat Elfring (InferiorEgo) is a comedian, teacher, comic book writer, comic store employee and FLASH! AAAAHHHH!~