class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-31097″ src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />In an interview he did with Airlock Alpha, Breck Eisner confirmed plans to revive Flash Gordon for the modern-era. Following on from the success of his remake of George A. Romero classic horror film, The Crazies, Eisner will lend his hand to a comic-book adaptation “with the goal of making it intelligent, edgy and immensely loyal to the original canon.”

Flash Gordon was previously adapted into serials and then Mike Hodges directors cut in the 1980’s. Eisner however, plans to ignore these as if they never happened, bringing his own unique vision into a possible new franchise for whichever studio eventually secure the rights. In the interview he talked about the first instalment in the franchise, saying, “It will be an origins story for Flash. He’s going to Mongo, he’s gonna save the planet and it will have a superhero buy in and will be unique. It is very much a superhero origins story.”

It’s unclear whether Eisner will director, or simply be involved as writer or producer. Either way, it’s exciting to hear a director of his calibre has such an exciting vision for a new film franchise. However, he’ll have to work hard on the first to convince audiences and critics alike that this is another Chris Nolan-esque franchise, rather than a Daredevil one.

Expect a studio to snap up the rights within the next couple of months and production to begin soon after. A major studio is not going to want to delay on a project this clear-cut.

In the meantime, read Eisner’s full interview with Airlock Alpha here.