Looks like Universal is doing it again, with a new skipper at the helm.

Tell us what you expect from the new film, actors, actresses, music etc.
Maybe Mr. Sommers will see this.

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Updates:

New Flash Gordon feature for Universal !!!!  
August 3th 2004 -  

    
Van Helsing director Stephen Sommers will write and direct a new Flash Gordon feature for Universal.  
    
By Lisa Johnson  
    
Get ready for the next comic book icon pic to zoom into theaters. Van Helsing writer-director Stephen Sommers and his producing partner Bob Ducsay have just acquired the rights to Flash Gordon and are about to feature him in a film for Universal.  
 
While Van Helsing proved to be a box office disappointment, Sommers' other creations, such as The Mummy franchise, gave him the juice to deal with the well-known superhero. Sommers plans to both write and direct.  
 
Not a Marvel superhero, Flash Gordon is controlled by the Hearst Corp.'s King Features Syndicate and its liaison to Hollywood, Rick Karo, will produce along with Sommers and Ducsay. Flash Gordon made his debut in 1934, when he was created by comic strip artist Alex Raymond, and over the years has appeared in movie serials, animated fare, TV shows and a 1980 feature.  
 
Flash, his female companion Dale Arden and scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov will also be featured again comic books, which will be distributed by the nation's third largest comic book company - Top Cow. Top Cow film head Spike Seldin will executive produce the film with Adam Coplan. Sommers is expected to consult on the comic book creative.  

 

Sommers gets his dream project, Flash Gordon  
August 5th 2004 -  

 
Stephen Sommers will now be adapting the film that he really wanted, Flash Gordon. Sommers will be producing and he may write the script. He has never produced a film and not written the script as well.
 
Flash Gordon dates back to 1934, when it was created by famed comic strip artist Alex Raymond, and for decades after appeared in movie serials, animated fare, TV shows and a 1980 feature helmed by Mike Hodges (Croupier).
 
Variety also adds that Top Cow will also publish a new comic book seires which Sommers will serve as creative consultant. Well its good to hear that at least they are going to market the film well. You can't bring back Flash Gordon without reviving the comic book.

Kutcher To Flash  
August 5th 2004 -  

 
Hollywood hunk Ashton Kutcher is set to don a lycra suit to play Flash Gordon in a new remake of the 1936 action film.
The Punk'd host, who is reportedly set to wed his older lover Demi Moore this year, is in talks with Van Helsing movie-maker Stephen Sommers to play the superhero.
A film industry source says, "Stephen sees Ashton as the perfect Flash Gordon.
"He has the right look, the right build and he isn't known for any one film role so he would be an empty canvas for Stephen to work with."
A friend of Kutcher enthuses, "He'd love to play a comic-book hero like Flash. Just as long as he doesn't have to wear tights."  

Flash, Where's My Car?
Flash Gordon casting buzz.


August 11, 2004 - According to The World Entertainment News Network, Ashton Kutcher (The Butterfly Effect) is filmmaker Stephen Sommers' top choice to play the title role in his new Flash Gordon movie.
"Stephen sees Ashton as the perfect Flash Gordon," claims WENN's alleged industry source. "He has the right look, the right build and he isn't known for any one film role so he would be an empty canvas for Stephen to work with."
WENN goes on to quote a "friend" of Kutcher's as saying that the 26 year-old Dude, Where's My Car? thespian would "love to play a comic-book hero like Flash. Just as long as he doesn't have to wear tights." 
Kutcher's credits include Just Married, Cheaper By the Dozen, My Boss's Daughter, and TV's That '70s Show.

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