First Highlander, now Flash Gordon is getting a facelift thanks to Columbia Pictures who are in talks to acquire the rights to the comic property.
“Flash” was originally a science fiction newspaper comic strip drawn by Alex Raymond in the 1930s and was created to compete with another sci-fi strip, “Buck Rogers.” The strip was first adapted to the screen via Buster Crabbe serials and made into a lavish 1980 film starring Sam Jones but remembered more for its Queen score. More recently, it was a Sci Fi Channel miniseries that was seen a critical and ratings failure.
Yeah, critical failure is a bit of an understatement…
No writers are on board to adapt, but if the deal goes through Breck Eisner could direct and Neal Mortiz will produce.
Unlike the HIghlander, a really good remake of Flash Gordon could do wonders for sci-fi comics turned movies, especially if treated like Star Wars Episode IV.
And now a little something for the fans of the original movie. Sing along won’t you?[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=wNf9rEPoc8Q[/youtube]