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05-20-2008, 02:28 PM
Sony wins Flash Gordon bidding war
Studio nabs rights for live-action film

> A spirited bidding battle for the `30s comic strip Flash Gordon has ended with Sony negotiating with Hearst for the rights to make a live action film. Breck Eisner ("Sahara") is attached to direct. Neal Moritz will produce through Original Films.
Deal being negotiated is high six figures against seven figures if the film gets made

In the original incarnation, Flash Gordon was a handsome polo player who is kidnapped and taken to the planet Mongo, where he is pitted against an evil ruler named Ming the Merciless.

Post "Iron Man," studios are showing a heightened appetite for franchise-able branded fare, and the intention is to hatch an edgy incarnation of the classic serial.

Rod Nunley
05-20-2008, 02:30 PM
Can't be any worse than the scifi TV show.

05-20-2008, 02:32 PM
Needs Brian Blessed.

05-20-2008, 02:33 PM
I think "wins" is too strong of word for this.

Rod Nunley
05-20-2008, 02:35 PM
Needs Brian Blessed.

Fuck yes. But as we all know ... everything is made more awesome with Brian Blessed.

05-20-2008, 02:40 PM
Fuck yes. But as we all know ... everything is made more awesome with Brian Blessed.
Indeed it is. If he had made this thread, he'd have been all "Some said the project was dead, but no, GORDON'S ALIVE!!!!!" :)

05-20-2008, 02:57 PM

05-20-2008, 03:25 PM
Who will play the Bore Worms?

05-28-2008, 10:34 AM

Generic Poster
05-28-2008, 10:35 AM
He'll save every one of us!

Bill Nolan
05-28-2008, 10:36 AM
Steve Zegers will be pleased. I seem to remember he thought the Sci Fi show was going to taint the property for a long time. :)

05-28-2008, 10:41 AM
This is going to end poorly

The Robot Lord of Tokyo
05-28-2008, 10:44 AM
Next step in destroying this franchise:
Have a band like The Darkness remake the Queen theme song.