20th Century Fox, Scott Free and Chernin Entertainment are developing “Flashman,” an 1830s-set film based on George MacDonald Fraser’s period novels.
Fraser published a dozen books, starting in 1969, featuring Sir Harry Paget Flashman. The character is described as an antihero who often runs from danger but usually winds up being acclaimed as a hero.
Ridley Scott and Peter Chernin will produce. Malcolm McDowell played a previous on-screen version of the character in 1975’s “Royal Flash”.