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.”
The reviews of Flash Gordon #1 by Dynamite Entertainment are pouring in … and Flash Gordon is RED HOT and No. 1 with comics fans and critics!
IGN scores Flash Gordon #1 with a 9.5 this week, the top ranking in their review scoring system!
“If you are starting a list of best comics of 2014, make sure you leave room for Flash Gordon #1. Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire and editorial overlord Nate Cosby deliver one of the best comics in recent memory. It’s big, crazy and absolute fun from start to finish. There’s not enough adventure in comics these days, so we should be thankful when a comic like Flash Gordon comes around. Whether you’re a fan of the character from way back or just jumping on board now, you’ll find a lot to love here. We need issue #2 and we need it now.” Final Score: 9.5