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Fox’s ‘Flash Gordon’ Getting a Rewrite by “Thor” Co-Writer


The “Flash Gordon” movie is indeed still happening as 20th Century Fox has hired the co-writer of “Thor” to rewrite the screenplay.

Mark Protosevich announced on his Facebook page that he’ll be rewriting the film’s script for director Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass,” “X-Men: First Class”).

“I can’t wait to get started and if you’re curious about the take? I’m not saying a word. All I’ll say is this – it will be nothing like any version of ‘Flash Gordon you’ve seen,” said Protosevich (via HitFix).

Prior to the hiring of Protosevich, a script was written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay — scribes of the upcoming “Hellfire” series on FOX and the original “Star Trek Beyond” screenplay — when Vaughn came on board to direct last year.

Protosevich’s credits include “Thor,” “I Am Legend,” and the “Oldboy” remake.


  • Chad Townsend

    “All I’ll say is this – It will be nothing like any version of ‘Flash Gordon’ you’ve seen”

    Translated…. “I have a creative bee in my bonnet so i can look like a big shot and irritate every fan i can by deviating so far from the source material we should just call it something other than Flash Gordon.”

  • Tony Clements

    Chad +100 I know they’ll screw it up.

  • mel

    It can’t be worse than the SYFY channel show, right?
    That thing was dreadful.

  • chai xiong

    “It will be nothing like any version of Flash Gordon you’ve seen.” Of course, it’s by Fox, being nothing like the actual property they are adapting is a given.

  • Chad Townsend

    Hahah you appear easily butthurt. I don’t hide behind my comments with fake user names either. Troll on my friend

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  • Dan

    “I’ll say is this – it will be nothing like any version of ‘Flash Gordon‘ you’ve seen,” said Protosevich”
    Oh God, it’s DEAD already…
    The LAST thing I want to see is somebody’s new ‘take’ on the property. Either do it RIGHT or leave it the hell alone.

  • Dan

    stupid comment

  • Dan

    The ONLY people who care about a Flash Gordon movie are (a) fans of the old serials and strips, and (b) fans of the 1980 movie.
    “B” was crap, as in Ed Wood level crap, which makes it a cult fave.
    “A” has never been done as a major movie. Closest we’ve seen is the 1979 cartoon.
    I’d like to see a faithful attempt at “A” told straight (not chock full of stupid like so many current movies).