Matthew Vaughn To Helm “Flash Gordon”

Coming off “Kick Ass,” “X-Men: First Class” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” filmmaker Matthew Vaughn is reportedly turning his attention towards another comic book inspired hero.

Vaughn is in negotiations to direct the reboot of the “Flash Gordon” franchise set up at 20th Century Fox. John Davis (“Chronicle”) and King Features are producing.

“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.

Gordon is an adventurer who, with the lovely Dale Arden and mad scientist Hans Zasrkov, ends up on the planet Mongo fighting its tyrannical ruler, Ming the Merciless.

George Nolfi (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) reportedly penned the story treatment from which former “Star Trek 3” scribes J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay penned the script.

Source: Heat Vision