Breck Eisner Wants To Make ‘Flash Gordon’

In a recent interview director Breck Eisner (The Crazies) talked about making a ‘Flash Gordon’ movie stating, “Flash Gordon is a project I’ve been pursuing for years, it’s a real passion of mine. The writers have been breaking story the past couple of months, and we have a couple months to go until the draft goes into Sony. Assuming they achieve everything we talked about, I think it will be a really great script. It’s not a remake of any movie that’s been done before. Nothing to do with the camp of the ’80s, nothing to do with the serials of the ’50s. It’s definitely based on the Alex Raymond strips from the ’30s and ’40s, told from the point of view as if he was redoing the strips today. The audience that was reading the strips back then was a very different audience that today’s audience. It’s an action-adventure, very dynamic, aggressive, with a really strong central character.”

He did indicate that it will not be anytime soon saying, “We’re a long way off. It’s a gigantic movie, so these things are tough to get made. I made Crazies took me years to get made — I can’t imagine a movie of this size. There’s a long way to go,” he explained. “Sony’s got to commit big money to it and love it, and there’s going to be years of prep. It’s a lot of work! But if we can pull it off, I think it would be quite fantastic.”