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Taika Waititi’s “Flash Gordon” for Disney Will Be Live Action!

Every so often, a film project comes around that makes you immediately exited. For us, news of a Taika Waititi helmed “Flash Gordon” was absolutely one of those things. Originally, this project for Disney was going to be an animated project, but that isn’t the case now.

According to “Jungle Cruise” producer John Davis, the film morphed from animated to LIVE ACTION!

Taika Waititi, photo by Gage Skidmore

“Taika is writing it. It was a movie that was a huge influence on him growing up. It is one of his favorite movies,” Davis said. “He initially said to me, ‘Let’s do it animated.’ Then we got into it and started developing it and he said, ‘No, let’s do it live-action.’ I said, ‘Even better.’”

Yup, us too. We are absolutely here for a live-action Waititi written (and directed, fingers crossed) “Flash Gordon.”

He’ll save every one of us, obviously.

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