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Old August 10 2014, 10:41 AM   #16
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

You people are way overthinking this.

Just cast Eddie Murphy. Have him play all the parts. Or split 'em up between him and Jack Black. BOOM. Done.
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Old August 10 2014, 10:41 AM   #17
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

This was kind of hard, especially since I watch more movies from the 1930s than I do from the 21st century. It was hard for me to think of a blond heroic kind of actor. The guy who plays Jason on True Blood is hot and blond, but his character is such an idiot that it's tough to imagine him as Flash. Same with Chris Pine. The obvious choice is Chris Evans, but he's already played two heroic types. So for Flash I had to give a dark-haired actor a dye job. Zarkov and Ming were also tough, because they also require very specific ethnic types. So here's what I got:

Flash - Jensen Ackles
Dale - Seychelle Gabriel
Zarkov - Saul Rubinek (or maybe Christopher Heyerdahl)
Ming - Daniel Dae Kim (or maybe Naveen Andrews)
Aura - Anna Silk
Barin - Sam Witwer
Vultan - John Rhys-Davies
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Old August 10 2014, 10:59 AM   #18
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

Ryan Kwanten who plays Jason in true Blood: Not America.

Australian would you believe?
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Old August 10 2014, 12:09 PM   #19
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Australians can't be heroes?
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Old August 10 2014, 12:20 PM   #20
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Re: FLASH GORDON Reboot?

I think the idea of rebooting FLASH GORDON ... is cool. It lends itself very easily to even more of the kind of fun and excitement the STAR TREK reboots have given us.
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Old August 10 2014, 12:22 PM   #21
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Australians can't be heroes?
Oh no, it's just that the personality that you might attribute to being his all, is completely fictitious.

You know how some actors are lucky enough to get by with just reading out loud?

(Keaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanu!!)

This guy not so much, he has to act his ass off just to claw his way back up to zero.
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Old August 10 2014, 03:53 PM   #22
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Australians can't be heroes?
Course not. Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, didn't you watch The Princess Bride?

Anyway, 2takes actually hits on the main problem with this whole reboot concept: reboot Flash Gordon is basically what NuTrek already is. Could lead to brand confusion.
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Old August 10 2014, 05:20 PM   #23
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Plus, Freddie Mercury has sadly left us. I just don't see how this film could work.
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Old August 10 2014, 05:25 PM   #24
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Too true. And Adam Lambert isn't fit to shine Mercury's codpiece. It's a fallen world...
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Old August 10 2014, 05:43 PM   #25
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What about Karl Urban as Zarkov, as for Vultan, Brian Blessed (true he's already played the role)
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Old August 10 2014, 05:55 PM   #26
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Oh, or Karl Urban as Ming?
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Old August 10 2014, 09:38 PM   #27
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Australians can't be heroes?
Oh no, it's just that the personality that you might attribute to being his all, is completely fictitious.
Oh, yeah. But it's the only thing I've ever seen him in, so I have no idea what his range is. He may look the part, but I don't know if he can play it. It's like the guy who plays Duke in Haven. Based on looks, he'd make a great Doc Strange. But could he actually manage the portrayal?

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Plus, Freddie Mercury has sadly left us. I just don't see how this film could work.
They could call it Flash Gordon versus The Queen of Mercury as an homage. Actually, as much as I've come to appreciate the 80s version, I'd like to see a more faithful adaptation.
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Old August 10 2014, 09:55 PM   #28
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I had a change of Heart.

Ming the Merciless:
Laurence Fishburn.

Flash Gordon: Mehcad Brooks

Dr. Hans Zarkov: Jaleel White

Dale Arden: Dana Davis

Princess Aura: Rihanna

Prince Vultan: Idris Elba

Prince Barin: D.B. Woodside

Klytus: Joe Morton

General Ziva (Kala in the 1980 movie): Lisa Bonet.

...

To make this list I had to enter the phrase "Large black Men" into Google.

AS a black man, this lists rocks.
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Old August 10 2014, 10:14 PM   #29
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What about Karl Urban as Zarkov, as for Vultan, Brian Blessed (true he's already played the role)
I saw Brian Blessed last year on a chat/interview show.

The man has an exciting personality the size of a mountain.

What about Brian as Ming?



Did everyone see Ted 2 years back?

John, Flash Gordon was the most important influence of our formative years. He taught us right from wrong, good from evil. And that the word "acting" apparently has an extremely broad definition.
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Old August 10 2014, 10:16 PM   #30
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Flash Gordon versus The Queen of Mercury
Pretty cool title, at least.
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