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New "Flash Gordon" on 'Mongo'

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According to reports, a popular 'genre' director is still interested in developing a fresh update of "Flash Gordon", based on the 1934 newspaper comic strip hero by Alex Raymond, that inspired the creation of "Star Wars" by George Lucas.

Director Matthew Vaughn ("Kingsman: The Secret Service") has been approached by Fox to kick-off the new film series.

"Flash Gordon" debuted January 7, 1934, inspired by the 1932 CBS Radio, space adventures of "Buck Rogers".

"...'Flash Gordon', a polo player and Yale University graduate, with his companion 'Dale Arden' and 'Dr. Hans Zarkov' start their journey into space as Earth is bombarded by fiery meteors, with Zarkov inventing a rocket ship to locate their place of origin.

"Half mad, Zarkov kidnaps Flash and Dale and the three travel to the planet 'Mongo', where they discover the meteors are weapons devised by 'Ming the Merciless', the planet's evil ruler.

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