Pair Script New Flash Gordon Film

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (“Dracula Year Zero,” “Cobalt 60”) are set to write the script for the new film version of sci-fi hero classic “Flash Gordon” at Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on the titular young polo player who is kidnapped and taken to the distant planet Mongo, where he and companions Dale Arden and Hans Zarkov embark on a series of adventures fighting a ruler named Ming the Merciless.

Breck Eisner (“Sahara”) is attached to direct and Neal Moritz will produce. The project was previously set up at Universal.