Director Breck Eisner talks Flash!

Director Breck Eisner has revealed details of his forthcoming “Flash Gordon” remake.

The “Sahara” helmer revealed that while his version will still be based on the comic strip and not the 1980’s version:

“The thing about Flash is you’ve got to throw away the ’80s version of it completely out of your mind,” Eisner stressed. “I want it to be intense, aggressive, gritty and real. For me it’s about re-inventing Flash [but] still staying true to the adventure origins of it. There is an adventurous spirit in that movie absolutely that I want to embrace.”

On the status of the remake, Eisner unveiled that writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have begun working on the script when he started shooting “The Crazies”. “They went to draft just as we started shooting, and they’re going to get to me a draft at wrap,” he said. “I’ll read it and do notes and we’ll do a polish on that and give it to the studio a couple months from now. Hopefully the studio will like it and we’ll go forward. It’s a big movie and the studio has got to love the script.”

The film is expected to be in cinemas late 2010.