April 15, 2004 - IGN FilmForce has received confirmation from the Sommers Company, the production shingle of writer-director Stephen Sommers, that The Mummy and Van Helsing filmmaker is involved with Universal's big-screen revival of Flash Gordon. Sommers has been a rumored contender to helm the project for several months now.

We were advised that, as of now, Sommers will most certainly produce Flash Gordon but has not yet decided whether he will write and direct it, too. We were also told that Sommers won't announce his decision on Flash Gordon until after Van Helsing opens in May.

Oddly enough, Sommers' reps at the William Morris Agency outright denied his involvement with the project.

Look to IGN FilmForce for further news on Flash Gordon as it happens!
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