HOLLYWOOD – Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kick Ass director Matthew Vaughn has revealed that he is currently the front contender to direct a new version of popular sci-fi adventure Flesh Gordon.
Originally released in 1974, Flesh Gordon was itself based on a comic strip called Flash Gordon and an early movie serial of the same title. The series also inspired a young George Lucas to start thinking up his own space opera story which later became Star Wars.
Matthew Vaughn is in talks with Fox and the details have yet to be worked out but Vaughn has spoken in the past for his adoration of the work:
Nowadays porn parody films are ten a penny. Some of them get released even before the original film on which they’re based are made, or in the case of 50 Shades of Grey, it’s hard to know where the porn parody ends and the real film begins. But Flesh Gordon stood tall and alone for many years as by far the best exemplar of its kind. I would love to produce something similar one of these days.
Along with Dale Ardor and Prof. Jerkoff, Flesh Gordon travels to the planet Porno which is ruled by Emperor Wang and which has been firing Sex Rays at the Earth. Here they must battle Penisauruses and Wang’s salacious daughter, as well as fight off sex mad robots and a gang of lesbians, before they can destroy the Sex Ray and return home.
Flesh Gordon will be released in 2017.