Remember that 1980s campy pop-culture classic movie Flash Gordon? You know, the one with the awesome Queen soundtrack which starred former U.S. Marine Sam J. Jones as the hero? Would it surprise you to learn that the actor has now switched his gears from acting to become a real-life bodyguard?
Director Breck Eisner is continuing work on a new Flash Gordon movie for 2012, but his plans don't end there by any means. He said he's writing an origin story that will be the start of a new Flash franchise.
It's been 30 years since the big-screen Flash Gordon debuted, and even though it never became a huge hit in the U.S. the way it did in Europe, it turns out there WAS meant to be a second installment in the franchise. Director Mike Hodges explains the personality conflict that killed any chance of a sequel.