"Flash Gordon" on 'Mongo'

Director Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") continues developing a sex/violence update of "Flash Gordon", based on the 1930's newspaper comic strip space hero by Alex Raymond, that inspired the creation of "Star Wars" by George Lucas:

Vaughn ("Kingsman: The Secret Service") was approached by Fox, before their Disney acquisition, to kick-off the new sci-fi series.

According to actor Sam Jones, who played 'Flash Gordon' in a 1980 feature, "Matthew Reilly, VP of production at Fox Studios, acquired the screenplay rights to 'Flash Gordon' last year, and he hired John Davis and his staff to write the script. They’re looking to bring out a sequel...

"I met with Matt and we are in talks about that. I’m very excited. A lot of people over the years, including Stephen Sommers and Neil H Moritz, have acquired the screenplay rights, but for whatever reason they did not do
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