Sazama and Sharpless to Write Flash Gordon

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Sony’s Columbia Pictures has signed Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to write the script for Flash Gordon, the new take on the outer space tale.

Flash Gordon centers on the titular young polo player who is kidnapped and taken to the distant planet Mongo, where he and companions Dale Arden and Hans Zarkov embark on a series of adventures fighting a ruler named Ming the Merciless.

Breck Eisner is attached to direct and Neal Moritz to produce, as they were when the project was set up at Universal.

Sazama and Sharpless are penning the vampire tale Dracula Year Zero for Universal and Zack Snyder’s Cobalt 60.