(IGN) – According to THR, Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the film rights to Flash Gordon – the vintage comic book space adventurer whose exploits have been brought to TV and the cinema screens in various forms for almost 70 years. The most recent notable incarnations of Flash Gordon were Sci-Fi channel’s 2007-2008 series and the 1980 movie featuring Sam J. Jones as Flash and Max von Sydow as his arch-nemesis, Ming the Merciless (not to mention the soundtrack by Queen). J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, writers of the upcoming Star Trek 3, will pen the script based on a treatment by George Nolfi (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Adjustment Bureau). John Davis (veteran producer of many films, from Predator to Paycheck to Chronicle) bought the rights to Flash Gordon from the Hearst Corporation – yes, as in William Randolph Hearst and Hearst Castle.
There are two things I need to see in this movie:
1) The Original Soundtrack by Queen needs to be used
It’ll easily make the movie an extra couple million.
2) Tom Brady needs to play Flash Gordon
I mean, he was pretty awesome on Entourage:
I rest my case.