Fox Picks Up 'Flash Gordon' Movie Rights


Fox Picks Up 'Flash Gordon' Movie Rights


The project to revive Alex Raymond's comic strip character, scripted by 'Star Trek 3' writers, has found a home at Fox.

Movie rights to science fiction adventure comic strip "Flash Gordon" has been bought by Fox, The Hollywood Reporter learns. "Star Trek 3" scribes John D. Payne and Patrick McKay are writing a script based on a treatment by George Nolfi. John Davis is on board as a producer.

Steven "Flash" Gordon is a character created by Alex Raymond. He's a Yale graduate who is kidnapped and taken into space when Earth was bombarded by fiery meteors. The polo player ends up on the planet Mongo with mad scientist Hans Zasrkov and lovely Dale Arden.

The story has spawned movies and TV series with the latest adaptations running on Sci Fi Channel from 2007 to 2008. There were already several efforts in the past to breathe new life into the Earth-born space explorer and his sidekicks, but none of them came to fruition.

According to Film Divider, the new version will go "right back to the original Raymond comic strips and sidesteps any association with the movie, and even the serials." It will allegedly "reclaim Flash Gordon from his current reputation in the way that Tim Burton redirected the public conception of Batman."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'Going Into Hiding' as She and Jay-Z Are 'Signatures Away From a Divorce'
  2. Report: Michael Strahan Begging to Return to 'Live! with Kelly' After Feud With 'GMA' Co-Host
  3. Bye J.Lo! Drake Rings in Valentine's Day With Model Twins Whose Surname's Tattooed on His Arm
  4. Beyonce's Ex Manager Reveals How the Singer Is Trying to Save Her Marriage to Jay-Z
  5. Kris Jenner Cradling Baby Dream Kardashian on Valentine's Day Is Just Too Cute
  6. Brad Pitt Acknowledges Angelina Jolie's 'Crush' on Jared Leto
  7. Portia de Rossi 'Livid' Over Ellen DeGeneres Putting Their House on Sale
  8. Scarlett Johansson Doesn't Believe in Monogamy Since It's 'Unnatural'
  9. Kourtney Kardashian Hugs Mystery Man as Scott Disick Remains MIA
  10. Report: Kris Jenner Secretly Advising Lamar Odom on How to Win Back Khloe Kardashian

CELEBS PHOTO