Why? Because…America! According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Vaughn, basking in the success of his surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, is in negotiations to direct Flash Gordon, a movie based on the classic comic strip character that is set up at Twentieth Century Fox…Gordon is the adventurer first created in 1934 by iconic artist Alex Raymond. The hero, along with the lovely Dale Arden and mad scientist Hans Zasrkov, ends up on the planet Mongo fighting its tyrannical ruler, Ming the Merciless.

But this isn’t the first time the cult movie, and pulp comic, has been remade in some way, shape, or form. A SyFy Channel TV series came and went. Due in part to Americans banding together to NOT watch the show. Which only proves that if we put our heads together, we can make anything fail miserably. Let’s give that another go ’round, shall we?