News: Overlord Director Julius Avery Directing New Flash Gordon Movie

Every few years we seem to get a reboot or relaunch of the now classic science fiction adventure character, Flash Gordon. With numerous failed television series that have chronicled Gordon's battles against Ming the Merciless, it seems that the original serial and the '80s movie version are held in highest regard by fans of the space bound traveler. Now, it looks as though Flash is getting another new spin as the director of Overlord has been handed the keys to Ming's castle. 

That's right, Julius Avery will be rebooting Alex Raymond's 1934 comic strip character for the big screen. Deadline is reporting the news today. His Overlord premieres in theaters next week with Flash Gordon apparently being the next project on the director's slate.