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After much financial wrangling it looks like John Davis and 20th Century Fox have landed the film rights to Flash Gordon and managed to get Star Trek 3 scribes J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay on board to write.

THR confirmed the news just yesterday and stated that:

The deal is a long time coming for Davis, who spent more than a year nailing down the rights from the Hearst Corporation. The veteran producer, whose credits include Chronicle and the upcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E. among dozens of others

Some positives to take from this one.

Payne and McKay are new enough to the game but have managed to work their way up J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot ladder and collaborated with him to pen a film version of Boilerplate. Davis also has sci-fi form having brought 2012's Chronicle, as well as the Predator series to our screens so there's certainly room for optimism.

Still, all that camp will be tough to overlook. It might just take a miracle...

We know it's a lot to digest so hit the comments and let us know how you feel.

More on Flash Gordon as we get it.


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