In a recent advertisement, the UK Mobile provider O2 encouraged consumers (cats included) to “be more dog.” Set to the “Flash Gordon” theme song by Queen, the feline star of this video decides to it is time to break free and live more adventurously.
“Life’s a stick — go chase it!”
It’s a funny video that you can blame and/or thank for your earworm of the day!
Fox Movies has closed a deal with King Features to pick up the screen rights to “Flash Gordon.”
John Davis will produce and J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the writers on “Star Trek 3,” are on board to write the script. Payne and McKay previously wrote the script adapting “Boilerplate,” the graphic novel by husband-and-wife comics team Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, for J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company. They also wrote “Micronauts,” a feature based on the 1970’s toy line that Abrams is producing.
In “He’s No Flash in the Pan,” Brian Truitt of USA TODAY has written an in-depth piece on Flash Gordon and, why at 80, he is as heroic and relevant as ever.
“From ray guns and air ships to war rockets headed to other planets … Flash’s influence extends to George Lucas’ mega-popular galaxy, far, far away and even today’s array of box-office superheroes.”