Ultimately, DeLaurentiis seemed previous his homeland for expertise and located his director in the UK. That did not imply he was going extra industrial, although, as a result of his subsequent selection for the job was Nicolas Roeg. His debut, “Efficiency,” was a surreal crime movie starring Mick Jagger that at one level zooms inside a personality’s head to disclose an image of Argentinian creator Jorge Luis Borges. His follow-ups, together with “Walkabout” and “Do not Look Now,” had been simply as experimental, with cuts that may take you anyplace within the film’s timeline or elsewhere completely.
He had some expertise with science fiction with the David Bowie automobile “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” however even that was extra “Solaris” than “Star Wars.” It is arduous to think about what Roeg would have performed with a industrial challenge like “Flash Gordon,” however Empire provides some hints. It quotes his writing companion Michael Allin: “Flash and Dale had been Adam and Eve, and Ming was an evil deity chasing them throughout the universe. Our Ming’s ambition was to overcome the universe by destroying populated worlds, leaving no survivors besides chosen females with whom he would populate their world in his picture.” The Guardian even stories Blondie’s lead singer Debbie Harry was going to star.
But it surely wasn’t meant to be, and because the prices threatened to go uncontrolled, DeLaurentiis changed Roeg with one other low-budget British filmmaker.