The campy sci-fi classic Flash Gordon is finally getting the proper home video release it deserves. Based on the comic strip of the same name by Alex Raymond, the movie directed by Mike Hodges, starring Sam J. Jones, and featuring an epic soundtrack from the rock band Queen was a bit of a box office flop back in 1980 that attempted to capitalize on the popularity of sci-fi in the wake of the success of Star Wars. But now the movie is a cult classic, and it’s getting a 4K restoration that will be released on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD this summer. Read More »
The increasingly busy Taika Waititi just added another project to his list. The Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker is developing a Flash Gordon animated movie for Fox/Disney, and there’s a good chance he might end up writing and directing the feature as well. The film will adapt the science fiction character who began life in a 1930s comic strip.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
Say it with me now: Flash! A-ahhhhh! Savior of the universe!
You can’t keep a science fiction icon down for too long and it’s about time for Flash Gordon to return to theaters. Director Julius Avery, whose World War II-flavored horror movie Overlord hits theaters shortly, has signed on to direct a new big screen take on the pulp sci-fi hero.
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Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Flash Gordon has been trying for years to make his way back to the big screen, without much success. He hasn’t actually been seen in theaters since 1980, unless you count Sam Jones‘ appearances in Ted and Ted 2.
But maybe he’ll have better luck this time. The Flash Gordon movie got a big boost last year when Matthew Vaughn signed on to direct, and now it’s continuing to move forward with a new screenwriter: Oldboy and I Am Legend scribe Mark Protosevich. Read More »
Flash Gordon, the sci-fi comic strip hero who became the focal point of a movie serial that influenced Star Wars, and was revived in a 1980 film, is returning once again. Fox is putting together a new film, and now Matthew Vaughn is in talks to direct Flash Gordon. We’ve got a basic rundown of the developing Matthew Vaughn Flash Gordon deal below. Read More »
A lot of things about Seth MacFarlane‘s 2012 film Ted could be considered a surprise. The fact it was such a huge hit for one. Ted grossed $218 million domestic against a budget of $50 million and became one of the top 10 highest grossing R rated comedies of all time. Personally though, the biggest surprise was the way MacFarlane used Flash Gordon in the film. Both Ted and Mark Wahlberg’s character, John, were fans of the cult ’80s sci-fi flick and the director cast Flash himself, Sam Jones, in a hilarious, extended cameo.
Well MacFarlane is back in Boston, filming Ted 2 for release June 26, 2015 and star Mark Wahlberg himself released the first set photo. In it, we see that Flash is still a big part of John’s life. Check out one of the first Ted 2 set photos below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Flash Gordon is finally making his way back to the big screen. Twentieth Century Fox has just picked up the rights to the pulp comic hero, with John Davis (Chronicle) producing. And they’re wasting no time — they’ve already set Star Trek writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay to write the script. Get all the details after the jump.
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Most artists have a style. A unique, original look for their art that distinguishes it from the rest. Most artists, however, aren’t Kevin Tong or Martin Ansin. Just when you think either artist is best at one thing, they’ll change it up and do something totally different. Realistic, exaggerated, mechanical, lyrical, Tong and Ansin are unique for being so diverse. And now, the pair are teaming up for a Mondo Gallery show based on fantasy and sci-fi.
Ansin and Tong’s show opens at 7 p.m. March 14 and remains on display through April 12 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. Below, check out some of the work including new posters for Alien, Aliens, The Wizard of Oz, Flash Gordon, Prometheus and Psycho. Plus, find some info on the latest Mondo vinyl: the score for Gravity. Read More »
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Two of the most promising rising artists in the pop culture art world are teaming up for a massive show. It’s called Influences;Marko Manev and Matt Ferguson are the artists; and the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY is the venue.
The theme is basically just films that have influenced not only these two artists, but pop culture as a whole. That means we’re talking very big properties: Jurassic Park, E.T., Predator, Batman, Total Recall, Flash Gordon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more. Below, check out a small preview of the show that opens Friday February 28. Read More »
Seth MacFarlane has already built a television empire and he’s about to do the same thing at the multiplex. He’s currently shooting Ted, an R-rated comedy about a man whose Christmas present from the 1970s, a talking teddy bear, comes to life and achieves fame as a foul-mouthed womanizer. Mark Wahlberg is the lead, Mila Kunis is his girlfriend and MacFarlane himself will play the bear in full motion capture. Scheduled for release July 13, 2012, Ted also stars Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton and more.
And while we already know the basic plot, a scooper over at Flixist has uncovered a few details that aren’t necessarily major, but give a great idea of where MacFarlane is going with this. These should be considered spoilers. And completely mental. Read More »