Flash Gordon will soon be seen on the big-screen again, as Twentieth Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to the pulp comic strip hero.
The film will see John Davis producing and J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the up-and-coming scribes who just worked on ‘Star Trek 3’, on board to write the script, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
The deal is a long time coming for Davis, who spent more than a year nailing down the rights from the Hearst Corporation.
The veteran producer, whose credits include ‘Chronicle’ and the upcoming ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ among dozens of others, used his discretionary fund to get the rights.
He also hired George Nolfi, who wrote Bourne Ultimatum, to pen a treatment and brought in Payne and McKay.