Ask anyone about the “Flash Gordon” movie and they will remember how it was frequently referenced in Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 comedy film, “Ted“. The younger generation may not know much about this comic-turned-movie, but sooner or later, they will.

This is because the film is getting a reboot at 20th Century Fox and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” director Matthew Vaugh is in talks to helm the project.

Matthew Vaughn - Flash Gordon
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The reboot of the 1980 British sci-fi action film has been under development since a year ago. John Davis and George Nolfi came aboard to produce, with the former spending more than a year to acquire the film rights from the Hearst Corporation.


Similar to the original film, the reboot will based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The strip centres on the titular hero, who explores the fantastic interplanetary with his fellow companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. The trio travel to various kingdoms such as the forest kingdom of Arboria and the jungle kingdom of Tropica before eventually overthrowing the evil ruler of Mongo, Ming the Merciless.

Flash Gordon
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Back in 1980, the comic strip was adapted into a film by director Mike Hodges. Although it failed to impress at the box office, it became a genuine cult classic and boasted a soundtrack by Queen. It was also revealed that director Edgar Wright used the film as one of the visual influences for his hit movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World“. Sam J. Jones, who played the male lead, has previously paid homage to his own character “Ted”. He will reprise his role again in its sequel, “Ted 2“.

The reboot does not have a release date yet, but it is written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who penned the draft of Justin Lin’s upcoming movie “Star Trek 3″.

So, who do you think should join the cast? If Vaughn is going to direct the film, do you think he will team up with the cast of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” again? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

(Source: THR)

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