LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As he set off for a galaxy far, far-off to make the most recent Star Wars” movie, director J.J. Abrams seemed past the sci-fi saga’s previous films for inspiration.
Based on the film The Magnificent Seven, Corman’s movie follows the same plot, only this time in space as a group of mercenaries are hired to guard a planet from conquering house raiders. In December Universal attempted to revive their different space opera property. The movement picture version of Flash Gordon was a extremely stylized and intentionally campy model produced by Dino De Laurentiis. The lawsuit with 20th Century Fox over Battlestar Galactica was still within the courts, so Universal needed the film to look nothing like Star Wars, they usually succeeded. Suffering from it’s campy script, and a number of other years of Flash Gordon serials condensed into the plot of a single film, Flash Gordon … Read more