May 22, 2008 08:15:52 GMT
The comic book series about an athlete fighting Earth's enemies on Mongo planet will be once again brought into big screen with Breck Eisner attached as director.
After Marvel Entertainment scored big at the box office through their comic adaptation "Iron Man", it seems that many studios are competing to obtain screening rights for other comic adaptation. Following the news about the picking up of "Buck Rogers", it is reported that Sony Pictures have won the bidding war to bring "Flash Gordon" into life.
Based on the classic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, "Gordon" will be made into a live action movie under the direction of "Sahara" helmer Breck Eisner, who is attached to the project. The action film is about an athlete who is, together with his lover, kidnapped and transported to the planet of Mongo by a mad scientist. In the strange planet, the three encounter adventures as well as dangerous situation as they try to save Earth from destruction done by the planet's evil ruler.
The comic itself is created back in 1934. It is said that it was inspired by the already established "Buck Rogers". The strip then got adapted into a 1980's film starring Sam J. Jones. Aside from the television adaptation, it also went to be made into several television series.