Flash Gordon, the beloved pulp science-adventurer, is coming to a cinema near you. Soon. Well, relatively soon. News has just broke that Fox has hired Star Trek 3 writers JD Payne and Patrick Mckay to pen the film. The duo has written a number of high profile scripts for films that have yet to be filmed. Their works currently include Boilderplate, the adaptation of the cult comic book, The Deadliest Warrior, Goliath, and of course the movie most people care about, Star Trek 3.
Flash Gordon has spawned numerous adaptations. It started life as a sunday comic strip. Since then its been adapted into movies, TV, comic books, video games, and mountains of merchandise. You name it and there something out there with Flash Gordon’s name on it.
This seems like the perfect time to re-introduce Gordon to a new generation of movie goers and comic books fans.