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.