Report: Matthew Vaughn In Talks To Direct FLASH ... GORDON, That Is

Alex Ross illustration of Flash Gordon
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After criss-crossing the movie industry directing and attaching himself to over a half dozen comic-to-film projects, Matthew Vaughn looks to be going back to one of the original comic heroes.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the X-Men: First Class director is in talks to direct 20th Century Fox's planned Flash Gordon film. Based on the comic strip series by Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon has been adapted numerous times in film, from a series of Buster Crabbe serials to the cult-favorite 1980 film.

Two of the writers of Star Trek 3, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, have reportedly already completed a script for the project.

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