Paramount is fast approaching the release of new horror film Overlord, but director Julius Avery already has his next project lined up, as Fox have set him to write and direct their new Flash Gordon film.

Australian director Avery made his debut with Son Of A Gun, which starred Alicia Vikander and Ewan McGregor, before going on to make Overlord for Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. The film recently premiered at Fantastic Fest, and has been a hit with both horror fans in the audience, and in the press, with a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes as it approaches its official release.

Avery grew up with a love of the Flash Gordon comics, and after pitching his take on the story to the studio, they immediately set him as director and writer on the project. Hopefully, this love for the source material will make Avery the perfect person to helm this project and elevate Flash from the somewhat laughable and dated versions we’ve seen before.

More on Flash Gordon when we have it.


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