Tuesday, August 17, 2004

New Flash Gordon movie

Stephen Sommers is apparently producing a new Flash Gordon movie. Sommers, the writer/director of "Deep Rising," "The Mummy," "The Mummy Returns," and "Van Helsing," is sometimes good with the all out action film (like "Deep Rising" and "The Mummy") but has been steadily going downhill. I love the old Flash Gordon serials (I never read the comic) and the early '80s Flash Gordon movie is loads of fun. But I don't have any special connection to the franchise. If Sommers could pull off a logical, fun movie I could like it. However, there is talk that he is getting Ashton Kutcher for the lead. This does not bode well.

1 comment:

Prof. Hex said...

About freaking time.I actually enjoyed the first one when I saw it in the theater and it's held up better than could be expected. But, please god, not Ashton Kutcher. That is so ridiculous I can barely stand it.