Breck Eisner is the man that will bring Flash Gordon back to the big screen, but it won't be a remake of the campy 1980's film, or an adaptation of the classic 1930's Buster Crabbe serials. But it will be in 3D.
Eisner, who recently directed the horror film remake of The Crazies, talked to Scifiwire about his upcoming Flash Gordon project and he has some interesting things to say about it. So what can we expect to see in this movie?
It's a movie that is in no way a remake or a re-imagining or a reboot of the '80s version or the serial version. No Queen [music]. It is not camp in any way. We're going back to the original Alex Raymond [comic strip] scripts and imagining if he were living today, what would those strips be like?
Eisner explains that Flash Gordon is a movie he's been pursuing for years and now he's finally going to be able to make it, but it still not known if it will be his next film or not. Here's a little info on where the film currently stands.
We hired writers a year ago. I've been breaking story with them since I wrapped post on [The Crazies]. We've got an awesome, very long-form outline that they're now executing a script off of, which I should have in two months or so to the studio.
It looks like the movie will definitely be made in 3D, but what about 3D sound? Apparently this is something that Eisner is looking into.
It will definitely be in 3-D, unless they come out with 4-D before then
He then adds that he's even testing a new binaural German 3-D sound system that could be employed for the film. "It's supposed to push 3-D to the next level."
This is a film Eisner is obviously very passionate about and he admits that it's going to be a very expensive movie to make. He wonders if the studio would even be willing to spend the kind of money that it's going to take to pull off his vision.
Flash Gordon could be a fantastic adventurous film, it's got all of the elements that make a great movie. It would be nice if Eisner actually pulled off something incredible with this project.
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