The idea of ​​a new Flash Gordon movie has been brooding over Fox for almost a decade, with several filmmakers trying to recover the science fiction classic. After the purchase of the study by DisneyIt seems that the project gained momentum and a couple of years ago it was announced that Taika Waititi would develop an animated film to bring the character back to the big screen.

Even if Taika waititi He is currently working on other projects, such as the filming of Thor: Love and Thunder and the development of his Star Wars movie, his plans for the movie of Flash gordon they are still going. Of course, they have changed a bit since the project was confirmed and the film would no longer be animated, if not in real action.

The new information has come from John Davis, producer of Jungle Cruise and who is also working on the new movie of Flash gordon next to Waititi. As Davis has commented to Collider, the change in the type of project has been made at the request of the director.

“Taika [Waititi] is writing it. [La película de Flash Gordon de 1980] It was a movie that had a huge influence on him as a child. It’s one of his favorite movies, “explained the producer.” At first he told me … ‘Let’s make it animated’ and I said okay. So we got down to it and started developing it and he said, ‘No, we’re going to do it in real action,’ and I said … ‘Even better.’ “

“He has a fantastic vision for this movie. And you just know that he’s Taika, it’s what he does. It’s the way he looks at the world,” Davis continued. “He’s the biggest guy in the world, the funniest guy in the world. And he thinks he’s on a different plane. This movie embraces everything that is special about Taika and his vision. It brings him back in a very interesting way back to his original conception of the comics”.

No release or recording date has yet been confirmed for this new version of Flash gordon. Waititi currently has many projects ahead of him in addition to those signed with Disney, including the possible Akira live-action film. Still, the producer does not doubt that the new Flash gordon I can get by with the New Zealand director directing the project as well as writing his script, as “[Waititi] makes a lot of movies. He can make a couple of movies a year. “