FOX chooses ‘Star Trek 3’ writers for ‘Flash Gordon’ movie
FOX is going with the writers from “Star Trek 3,” J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, to complete the original treatment by George Nolfi for what will eventually be the final Flash Gordon movie. That film has been picked up FOX, who is still trying to put the final touches on the upcoming Final Four reboot, but a release window was not given at this time. The studio picking up the film is Twentieth Century Fox, which will have John Davis producing.
Fans should remember the polo playing Gordon, who was first shown in 1934 by artist Alex Raymond. Gordon was accompanied by Dale Arden on the the unforgiving planet Mongo, ruled by the fearsome Ming the Merciless in the series. The original Flash Gordon film was released in the 1980s, though it had a rather popular cast for the time including Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow and Chaim Topol, it failed to boost Flash Gordon as a tentpole franchise.
(This post was updated, a small confusion with a story to have a ‘The Flash’ film, and the news from this Flash Gordon film, were mixed during editing)