It was rumored the other day and now its confirmed – 20th Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to pulp comic-strip “Flash Gordon”.
The package deal includes John Davis (“Chronicle”) as producer, and up-and-coming “Star Trek 3” scribes J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay as the film’s script writers.
George Nolfi (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) reportedly penned the story treatment from which Payne and McKay will write the script.
“Flash Gordon” dates back to 1934, when it was created by famed comic strip artist Alex Raymond, and for decades after appeared in movie serials, animated fare, TV shows and a ultra camp 1980 feature helmed by Mike Hodges.
Source: Heat Vision