Flash Gordon is a comic book character who had his live action movie in 1980 and now they will make a new version.
A few years ago it was confirmed that Taika Waititi I would make an animated movie of Flash Gordon, but now the plans have changed as the producer explains John Davis.
“Taika Waititi is writing it. It was a movie that had a great influence on his childhood. It is one of your favorite movies. Initially he said: Let’s make it lively. I said: Okay. Then we got into the process and started developing it and he said, No, let’s do it in real action. I said: Even better.
“He has the most fantastically interesting vision for this Flash Gordon movie. And you can only know that it is Taika. It is what it does. It’s the way you see the world. He’s the biggest guy in the world. He is the funniest man in the world. And he thinks on a different plane. And this film encompasses everything that is special about Taika and his vision. ” Producer John Davis said, saying Waititi hopes to surprise audiences with his updated version of the character. “It recalls in a very interesting way the original conception of comics.”
Taika Waititi will also write the script.
Well, he’s writing the Flash Gordon story. So when someone writes a script that they are going to direct, they are obviously going to like the script a lot, right? So you get a huge advantage, right? Many times, approaching a great director with someone else’s script causes him to have to reinvent it. They have to make it theirs. They have to… whatever. This is going to be ready for Taika. “ John Davis explained.
Thor was very influential in the process.
“I’ve been talking to Taika about this movie since I first saw his Thor.” Davis said, though her interest in Waititi dates back to the charming 2016 adventure comedy. A la caza de los ñumanos (Hunt for the Wilderpeople).
“He made this little movie in New Zealand which was crazy, which I loved … And that’s what interested me in him.” Davis recalled. “We sat down just to talk in general. We went to a bar together with this guy, Matt Reilly, who was a Fox executive. We started thinking about it. And so this has been six years in the making, right? I’ve waited a long, long, long time for him, but his enthusiasm has remained steadfast. And only he is going to be able to direct this Flash Gordon movie because only he should direct this movie. Is special”.
“We’ve been through the development process, not the writing process, but he’s presented in great detail the characters, the movie, the entry, what it’s about, the tone, all of that, right? And we will wait for it. Hopefully we’ll get him started on Flash Gordon soon… Look, he makes a lot of movies, doesn’t he? Believe it or not, he can make a couple of movies a year. “ Said a hopeful John Davis.
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