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Flash GordonFollowing the release of "The Crazies" earlier this year, director Breck Eisner's next project could be a remake of John Carpenter's "Escape from New York." However, Eisner recently extended his option for Alex Raymond's classic sci-fi comic strip "Flash Gordon," with an eye towards directing it down the line.

"'Flash Gordon' is a total passion project for me," said Eisner during an interview with Fearnet. "We've just extended the option and the studio's very committed in trying to make it happen."

"It's just a gigantic 3D experience with years of prep," continued Eisner. "It’s one of those movies you get once in a lifetime to make and for me it's been a passion of mine since I was a kid. If I could pick and just control everything I would love to make 'Flash Gordon,' it's really kind of my dream job, but it's multi-year, in terms of writing and designing." Read More...

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Flash Gordon"Flash Gordon" — one of the original sci-fi action heroes — has been absent from movie screens for 30 years and largely out of the public consciousness aside from a few attempts to revive the character on television and in comics. In 2008, Breck Eisner — director of "The Crazies" remake which opened last weekend — was signed to helm Gordon's return to film for Sony Pictures.

And while the 1980 "Flash Gordon" movie is fondly remembered for its campy tone, Eisner insists that his film will be truer to the comic strip created by Alex Raymond.

"'Flash Gordon' is a project I’ve been pursuing for years, it’s a real passion of mine," explained Eisner during an interview with Movieline. "The writers have been breaking story the past couple of months, and we have a couple months to go until the draft goes into Sony. Assuming they achieve everything we talked about, I think it will be a really great script. It’s not a remake of any movie that’s been done before. Nothing to do with the camp of the ’80s, nothing to do with the serials of the ’50s." Read More...

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