Taika Waititi to Helm Animated Flash Gordon Remake

Taika Waititi to Helm Animated Flash Gordon Remake

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ filmmaker Taika Waititi is on board to write and direct a ‘Flash Gordon’ remake.

Get the latest on Taika Waititi who is set to pen the script and stand at the helm of the animated Fox/Disney project, with John Davis producing. Read on…

Taika Waititi to Helm Animated Flash Gordon Remake

CelebNMovies247.com reports that ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ filmmaker Taika Waititi says it’s too early to say exactly what his role on the film would be.

However, Taika Waititi will be remaking the 1980 ‘Flash Gordon’ that starred  Sam J. Jones inwhich a lot of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ was reminisant of.

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Matthew Vaughn explained his movie was facing increased competition from other space franchises, such as ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’:

You’ve got ‘Star Wars’, you’ve got ‘Guardians’, so you’ve got to have your own space opera, but you have to find something that can survive among these two very, very great franchises.

The 43-year-old director recently walked away from his ‘Bubbles’ movie, an animated film about Michael Jackson which tells the King of Pop’s story through the eyes of his famous pet chimpanzee called Bubbles.

Taika was set to co-direct the film with Mark Gustafson, who has since left to work with Guillermo Del Toro on ‘Pinocchio’.

What we have learned is that Netflix acquired rights to the film at Cannes in 2017 for $20 million – have since dropped the movie as they feel it’s ”no longer a fit” without the ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ director at the helm.

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