Last week it was reported that Star Trek 3 scribes JD Payne and Patrick McKay were hired to write a script for the long awaited Flash Gordon reboot. They have been shopping the project around to studios, and it looks like it has found a home.
THR reports that Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the rights to the classic comic, and they will be moving forward with its development.
I may not be a big fan of remakes, and I loved the original movie, but I've been wanting to see an updated version of Flash Gordon for a long time. With how far technology has come since the first one, this thing could be a spectacular looking sci-fi adventure. Hopefully Payne and McKay have what it takes to deliver a fun story and solid script.
Flash was created in 1934 by iconic artist Alex Raymond, and the story follows Dale Arden and the mad scientist Hans Zasrkov, as they end up on the planet Mongo fighting a tyrannical ruler named Ming the Merciless.
It was previously reported that the "pitch goes right back to the original Raymond comic strips and sidesteps any association with the movie, and even the serials." The idea, "is to reclaim Flash Gordon from his current reputation in the way that Tim Burton redirected the public conception of Batman."
My question to you is would you like this movie to see more of a serious dark tone, or would you like to see a little classic throwback cheesiness thrown into the mix?