Director Breck Eisner (“The Crazies”) tells Airlock Alpha that his planned “Flash Gordon” film will hopefully be the ‘origin’ story of a franchise if he gets his way.
“It will be a standalone story, it definitely won’t left open for more, but the ultimate goal is to turn it into a franchise…It will be an origins story for Flash. He’s going to Mongo, he’s gonna save the planet and it will have a superhero buy in and will be unique. It is very much a superhero origins story” says Eisner.
Rather than camped up tone of the 1980 film, Eisner plans a straight forward adaptation which will update the original 1930s comic strips and “shoot the movie as if the strips were drawn today”. The director also wants to avoid being compared to SyFy’s attempted TV series remake a few years ago which he labels “crap, total crap.”