Fox planning Flash Gordon remake

Studio secures rights to classic comic-book

Fox is planning a remake of Flash Gordon, with THR reporting that the studio has snapped up the rights to the classic sci-fi comic-book.

Famously adapted by Mike Hodges back in 1980, Flash Gordon follows the adventures of the titular space adventurer, as he sets about thwarting the nefarious schemes of the evil Ming the Merciless.

It seems that Fox has decided that now’s the time to give the story an update, with Star Trek 3 writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay currently hard at work on a script.

No word as yet regarding the storyline they will be focusing on, but with the title first published some 80 years ago, they’ve got plenty of source material to choose from.

Now all we need is a band willing and able to cover Queen’s title theme. What are The Darkness up to these days?

What would you like to see from a Flash Gordon remake? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Apr 23rd 2014, 16:11

      They better use Queen's theme song or I am not interested.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 23rd 2014, 16:12

      No covers the original song!

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    • wavingmonster

      Aug 2nd 2014, 11:28

      Just don't make it 'gritty' and desaturated like every other film these days. SO BORING. Yes, we already have the perfect 1980 flash, but we are in dire need of some tongue in cheek fun in our movies these days, it all gets too gloomy. Come on Hollywood, you can do it!! It will need a pretty flipping epic sountrack to beat Queen though...

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