Matthew Vaughn to Direct Flash Gordon Reboot

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Sure, I don’t own any of the IP rights.  Sure, it was bound to happen anyway.  But, darnett they stole my idea!  And they have a darn good director ready to helm it.  Who should they cast?  We at Gabbing Geek know!

The reboot will be helmed by a great director who understands the geek genre.

Matthew Vaughn, quickly becoming one of the more interesting directors in the comic-book movie universe with his takes onKick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and Kingsman: The Secret Service, is planning on bringing his particular style of action to a rebootedFlash Gordon.

Vaughn is currently in talks with Fox to helm a remake of the King Comics space opera, originally published as a comic strip in 1934. Flash Gordon has appeared on the silver screen several times already; he was first portrayed by Buster Crabbe in the serial film, Buster Crabbe: Flash Gordon, which debuted at what was then called the picture show in 1936. Flash Gordon is arguably best remembered, however, from the 1980 film adaptation, with a plot loosely based on the first few years of the comic and featuring Playgirl centerfold Sam J. Jones alongside Max Von Sydow as Ming The Merciless.

Good choice!  Last week on GG, I did a pitch that Vaughn can use free of charge.  Bradley Cooper as Flash.  Rosamund Pike as Dale.  Bryan Cranston as the Professor.  Ken Watanabe as Ming the Merciless.

Source:  AV Club

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