Flash Gordon 35 years ago
Flash Gordon 35 years ago

Last year, Star Trek writers JD Payne and Patrick KcKay were appointed as writers for the upcoming script of the Flash Gordon reboot under 20th Century Fox. However, it turns out to be that the studio is planning it to be a direct sequel to the old classic 35 year old movie instead of a reboot as initially reported. Sam J. Jones, the star of the original Flash Gordon has this to say during an interview with Den of Geek recently:

“That was then, but up to date now Matthew Reilly, VP of production at Fox Studios, acquired the screenplay rights to Flash Gordon last year, and he hired [Predator/ Chronicle/ Man From U.N.C.L.E producer] John Davis and his staff to write the script. They’re looking to bring out a sequel actually. I met with Matt, we’re in talks about that. I’m very excited. A lot of people over the years, including Stephen Sommers and Neil H Moritz, have acquired the screenplay rights, but for whatever reason they did not do a follow up on the option. So I’m very excited about it.”

He continues on:

“However they want to use me, I’m very excited. I told Matt, however he wants to use me, keep one thing in mind: whatever a younger, leading man can do, I cannot only match him, I can do more! If he does 20 pull-ups, I can do 30 pull-ups. If he can do 100 push-ups, I can do 150 push-ups. Just keep that in mind!”

How true is this we do not know but it is an interesting attempt by the studio to continue the story from the old classic science fiction movie. However, why not they go for reboot instead of direct sequel? Anyway, who can ever forget the theme song sang by the immortal Queen here?

Via Den of Geek

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