Matthew Vaughn to Direct ‘Flash Gordon’?


According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is in talks to direct a new version of Flash Gordon for 20th Century Fox.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay (upcoming Star Trek 3), have written the script and John Davis (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) and George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) are set to produce the film.

Flash Gordon was first brought to life as the hero in a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond in 1934. The story followed the adventures of Gordon, a yale polo player, and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov as they escape Earth during a meteor attack and sets off to find the people responsible. His story has been translated over television, comic books, novels and movies. including the 1980 film starring Sam J. Jones as Flash Gordon.

The film would mark the fourth comic book film for Vaughn who most recently released Kingsman: The Secret Service this year.

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