If you haven't by now seen director Breck Eisner's superb remake of The Crazies or Sahara before that, you probably don't know why the guy is a real talent and someone to keep an eye on. Neither film made major bank but both of them are razor-sharp meat-and-potatoes films that are lightyears ahead of most any other comparable American genre films. News of the next Eisner-helmed project should be met with much anticipation. Accordingly, Airlock Alpha's recent item on Eisner's next project is very exciting indeed.

Eisner has confirmed that he is now working on a new Flash Gordon movie, one that is obliged not to have anything to do with Mike Hodges' adaptation from 1980. Eisner had talked about the project before but now it looks like he's moving ahead with it. Check out highlights of Airlock Alpha's piece after the jump.

  • The comic from 1930s was made into serials in the '50s and '70s, then the director's version in the '80s...It was campy and the effects were not so good - this version is in no way a remake.
  • "Our version goes back to strips from '30s and we will update those and shoot the movie as if the strips were drawn today. It will be an action and adventure sci-fi."
  • "It will be a standalone story, it definitely won't be left open for more, but the ultimate goal is to turn it into a franchise."
  • "It will be an origins story for Flash. He's going to Mongo, he's gonna save the planet and it will have a superhero buy in and will be unique. It is very much a superhero origins story."
  • "I was originally involved with Battlestar Galactica and broke the initial script with Ron Moore...He made it edgy and it goes to show that if you have the right DNA in a project, then you can do something amazing.
  • "Technology does now what comic books used to do. What was done with pen and ink is now done with actors and we turn comic book adventures into a real experience. Avatar proved that."
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