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Flash Gordon – Breck Eisner talks remake in 3D

Posted by LiveFor on February 19, 2010

The original Flash Gordon comic strip is just beautiful and the Buster Crabbe version reminds me of being a kid. I also love the 80’s version with Brian Blessed booming “Gordon’s Alive!” The recent TV show does not exist in my mind. News of another version of Flash has been on my radar for a while and now director Breck Eisner (The Crazies) has been chatting about it to Sci-Fi Wire.

“It’s a movie that is in no way a remake or a re-imagining or a reboot of the ’80s version or the serial version,”
said Eisner. “No Queen [music]. It is not camp in any way. We’re going back to the original Alex Raymond [comic strip] scripts and imagining if he were living today, what would those strips be like?”

“Flash Gordon is a movie I’ve been pursuing for years, and I finally was able to orchestrate it going to Sony from Hearst,” Eisner said.

“We hired writers a year ago. I’ve been breaking story with them since I wrapped post on [The Crazies]. We’ve got an awesome, very long-form outline that they’re now executing a script off of, which I should have in two months or so to the studio.”

“It will definitely be in 3-D, unless they come out with 4-D before then,”

“It’s a very expensive movie,” admits Eisner. “Do they have and do they want to spend the kind of money it’s going to take to pull this thing off?”

It does sound as if this is the film Eisner really wants to make. “It’s one that I will be passionate enough about forever and will hope to be able to make,” says Eisner. “It’s action, it’s adventure, it’s intense, it’s dynamic. It’s a strong central character who goes on a dynamic journey. It should be a really amazing movie if we can get it made.”

Eisner’s The Crazies is out on 26th February.

Do you want to see a new Flash Gordon? Who could play Flash and Ming?

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