Flash Gordon Reboot Getting a Rewrite from Thor Scribe
In 2014, 20th Century Fox announced they had acquired the rights to the space opera with writing duties falling to Star Trek 3 scribes J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) was recently brought in to helm the update, although at the cost of the earlier script. Now, things are finally falling into place for the updated Flash as Fox has hired Mark Protosevich to rewrite the script.
According to his Facebook page (via Hitfix), Protosevich (Thor) is the latest addition to the Flash Gordon reboot. Protosevich’s first high-profile film was the Jennifer Lopez thriller The Cell in 2000. He also retooled the disaster flick Poseidon and scripted Will Smith’s I Am Legend update. Protosevich also let fans in on his motivations for the updated Flash, if not his ideas:
“I can’t wait to get started and if you’re curious about the take? I’m not saying a word. All I’ll say is this – it will be nothing like any version of Flash Gordon you’ve seen.”