Sure do miss new things.
J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are currently working on the script for STAR TREK 3 with Robert Orci, but are they also penning the script for another sci-fi project? According to Film Divider, the duo are developing a screenplay for a FLASH GORDON reboot, with Jon Davis producing.
The site is also reporting Payne and McKay's take on Flash Gordon will be more like the original Alex Raymond comic, and less like other projects featuring the character. Their FLASH GORDON will apparently not be as campy, and will "reclaim Flash Gordon from his current reputation in the way that Tim Burton redirected the public conception of Batman."
Film Divider goes on to say, "Donít expect Payne and McKay to take their Flash Gordon to inappropriate, Christopher Nolan-like extremes, but instead hit a tone closer to the rebooted Star Trek; I guess thatís their wheelhouse. This new incarnation would be full of adventure and razorís edge escapades, balanced by plenty of character work but no real anguish, ponderous chin-stroking or middle-distance staring."
Although Flash Gordon started out as a comic strip, and has appeared in couple of television series (animated and live-action), most people know of the character because of the 1980 movie starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Chaim Topol and Timothy Dalton. The film was also featured heavily in 2012's TED.
Why not?at this point, nothing matters anymore.next will blade runner or alien
Non-campy flash gordon misses the entire point of flash gordon.
DIVE, HAWKMEN. DIVE.
Will not watch, don't care. 0/10 stars.
Why remake perfectly good movies? Hollywood is awful.
Well, at least they didn't make it a comedy.
I mean, on purpose.
I'd rather see The Further Adventures of Flash Gordon, created in exactly the same style as the original and reusing Queen tracks for the soundtrack.
Also, I'm pretty sure Ming's daughter is the first person I jerked it to.
Last edited by Kreugen; 04-17-2014 at 03:15 PM.
You know if, and it's a big IF they do this right. It could be good.
Keep a highly camp and OTT cartoon feel it could be good, think about it. Yeah I know that it's most likely not going to happen, they're gonna fuck it up.
But I can dream.
Oh and a side note, the old Queen theme song: there's a big punch and crop machine where I work. It has dozens of different programs it runs, depending on the parts it's making. Anyway one of the programs is the pulsing THUNG-THUNG-THUNG-THUNG of the song. I can't resist I will sing the "Flash kapow Ah-arh! Savior of the universe!" everytime.
The Queen soundtrack is epic in all things. The interlacing of the movie sound bites just enhances is awesomeness. Im not afraid or embarrassed to say I do own this soundtrack, and it is good. I could listen to Freddy Mercury sing a Cooking show.
Last edited by Warrik; 04-23-2014 at 04:57 PM.
hmm, i loved all the flash gordon serials as a boy. i didnt care for the movie which was nothing like the serials, and so i would not consider a flash gordon reboot as a sacrilege. you guys realize, flash gordon is one of the source materials for star wars yeah the queen song is epic, but its not what the movie was about. and you cant discuss flash gordon without this awesome video.
They really need to make a Flesh Gordon reboot.
Jesus christ astro, how old are you that you were watching black and white tv when you were a kid?
Astro is the fucking highlander and shit.
Every time this thread is bumped I have to come in and listen to the Queen song again.
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