Flash Gordon Bound for Space Again

Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the film rights to a Flash Gordon project written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the screenwriting duo that has been working on the Star Trek 3 script for J.J. Abrams, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Sam J. Jones and Timothy Dalton in “Flash Gordon” (1980)

The comic strip character was created in 1934 by the legendary Alex Raymond, and proved so popular that Buster Crabbe appeared in three movie serials based on the hero. In 1980, Dino DeLaurentiis produced an overstuffed big-screen version starring Sam J. Jones (and featuring Timothy Dalton and Max von Sydow) that has become a camp classic.

As far as I’m concerned, this new project doesn’t stand a chance unless it imports the soundtrack Queen wrote for the 1980 Flash Gordon. Check out the theme song in this video compilation and try to tell me someone could do better.

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First Official ‘Age of Ultron’ Set Pic Is… um… er…

downeymanRobert “Iron Man” Downey Jr. Tweeted out his first official pic from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it is… well, not exactly action-packed.

The image shows RDJ in a yellow reflective vest, standing next to executive producer Jeremy Latcham.

Well… perhaps that purple jacket Downey is wearing is part of his Tony Stark costume?