Not long ago, we thought the Flash Gordon movie was dead. Then there was talk that Matthew Vaughn, of Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and Kingsman: The Secret Service fame, might direct, although it was never confirmed. But now, things are looking even more promising, with the announcement that screenwriter Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend) has joined the film.

Protosevich himself made the announcement via his Facebook page, Hitfix reports:

“I can’t wait to get started and if you’re curious about the take? I’m not saying a word. All I’ll say is this - it will be nothing like any version of Flash Gordon you’ve seen.”

Soooooo ... no Brian Blessed, then? Oh well. We’re still excited for this one!