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Flash Gordon Movie for FOX

Will he save everyone of us?

By Robert T. Trate     April 23, 2014
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Goodbye Sam Jones. Who will be next the Flash?
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“He is just a man, with a man’s power, who can never fail...” but can Flash Gordon rise again on the big screen? Fox is betting on it as they have now acquired the rights form the Hearst Corporation for the character. The Hollywood Reporter broke the exclusive news: 

Twentieth Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to the pulp comic-strip hero in a package that has John Davis producing andJ.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the up-and-coming scribes who just worked on Star Trek 3, on board to write the script”.

John Davis’ previous credits include Chronicle, the upcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E, and the original Predator. Davis has also hired the Bourne Ultimatum’s writer, George Nolfi, to penn the most recent draft. 

Can the classic hero, created back in 1934 by Alex Raymond, rise again? Can he escape the awesomely bad Sam Jones’ Flash Gordon of the early eighties? 

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Miner49er 4/23/2014 7:54:48 AM

"Ming? DEATH  TO  MING!"

I have got to watch Ted again.

Moz72 4/23/2014 7:56:41 AM

Hey! Don't be dissing Sam Jones! He did a fine job as Flash. But I really do hope that FOX and the writers have enough respect for the property to put together a movie that the fans will really enjoy. Should be the right blend of pulp action,sci-fi, and fantasy with a larger than life cast and story. 

Moz72 4/23/2014 7:58:20 AM

Miner49er..I loved the homage to Sam Jone's' Flash in TED!...DEATH TO MING!

redhairs99 4/23/2014 8:08:29 AM

Ted: (In a fading whisper) "And John...His hair is parted down the middle..."

John: (In a slight whisper) "Just like in the movie."

Miner49er 4/23/2014 8:14:25 AM

Sam's at our Comic Expo this weekend!

violator14 4/23/2014 8:19:46 AM

Epic Fail is my prediction.

chrismidkiff 4/23/2014 8:45:24 AM

It'll be interesting to see if FOX could pull this off.

spiderhero 4/23/2014 8:54:27 AM

This will redefine suckiness.

VTGamehendge 4/23/2014 8:57:30 AM

Yeah, I think if this were going to be a Marvel Studios/Disney product then there wouldn't be anywhere near the amount of skepticism surrounding it.  Dare I say that there wouldn't be any?

xpaladinx45 4/23/2014 8:58:52 AM

 This is going to be awful methinks

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