Hey, Flash Gordon Fans, There’s a New Flash Gordon Movie in the Works

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Sam Jones in Flash Gordon (1980) Movie Image

I don’t know anything about Flash Gordon. I believe there was a cheesy movie in 1980 starring some football player … or something. Above is a pic from that, uh, classic. Man, that looks like a fun movie. (If you’re 5 years old, anyway.)

I do remember that the Syfy Channel had a Flash Gordon TV show not all that long ago. The show itself was pretty forgettable, but man, Gina Holden was ridiculously hot in it. She’s, uh, the one in purple in the banner pic below. I’m assuming the All-American blond was Flash Gordon.

Syfy Flash Gordon

It looks like Twentieth Century Fox and producer John Davis plan on bringing the broad-shouldered savior of the universe back to the big screen. They’ve set writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay to pen the script, with the duo working from a treatment by “Bourne Identity” writer George Nolfi. Because obviously when you think “Flash Gordon,” you think gritty, realistic action.

Nolfi will remain onboard as a producer … whatever that means.

Look for Flash to save the day again sometime soon, which in Hollywood speak probably means 3-4 years. That’s, like, a few days in Hollywood time.

I wonder how they’re going to treat the villain Ming in this new version, given today’s politically correct climate, where just about anything that even remotely smells racist gets publicly lynched. (Thanks, social media!) I mean, have you seen Ming in previous incarnations? Yikes.

Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon

“I’m here to steal your women and eat your children. Muahahahahaha.”

Via : Heat Vision

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I’m sorry since Freddie Mercury is dead and won’t be able to sing the theme song, I’m not interested at all.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Cause Queen is EVERYTHING Flash Gordon! This was a franchise before that, but that film brought it to the forefront. But that shouldn’t be a deterring factor for seeing a film.

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        Lol Queen was the only thing that drew me to the original, without them I have zero interest in a remake to be honest.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          So you never saw “Defenders of the Earth” with Flash, Mandrake, and The Phantom?

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        The only reason I was drawn to the original was cause of the theme song. Can’t say a remake has me excited.

  • ErickKwon

    But instead of Space Yellow Peril Chinese Guy, the TRUE villain will turn out be a rich white douchebag businessman. TWIST!!!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      What a tweeeeeest!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    This has a LOT of potential if handled correctly. I’d love a Farscape-esque take on it. With Flash and crew being more like rebel outlaws and having to actually gain ground as freedom fighters. If Guardians of the Galaxy does well Flash Gordon will probably hit the fast track. I’d like Garret Hedlund, or Liam Hemsworth in the part.

  • ULTRA Q

    Hey, does anyone remember FILMATION’s FLASH GORDON cartoon from the 80′s?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Yup, that and Defenders of the Earth (and the flick) are where I was introduced to Flash Gordon, and the Phantom

  • http://www.firstchevalier.com/ Firstchevalier

    I would soooo love to see this happen.

  • Dreyer

    I know nothing about Flash Gordon, but Gina Holden is really sexy, especially in this series.

  • Dreyer

    I know nothing about Flash Gordon but Gina Holden is really sexy, especially in this series.

  • Romeo Garcia

    Look…I know a lot of people HATE the chessy movie of FLASH GORDON from the 80′s but is like TED say’s:Is bad that is good!…so i really like that movie (i have 5 in that time) but i mean since the movie came out to this year is been 34 years and i think we already see “strange planets,monsters,space ships and lazer guns” so is hard to come with something new and fresh…really.