It's Matthew Vaughn, who helped relaunch the X-Men for Fox with First Class and more recently turned Kingman into a surprise hit. As The Hollywood Reporter says, Vaughn is much in demand, so it makes sense Fox would want him in charge of a potentially big new scifi franchise.

As you might recall, 1970s Flash Gordon star Sam G. Jones recently claimed the new movie would be a sequel to his original film , but I remain somewhat skeptical that Jones is fully up-to-date on the project. However, there are no other confirmed details yet, so we'll keep you posted, especially as regards the new movie's potential casting of former hawk man Brian Blessed or the use of the greatest soundtrack song of all time.