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First Look At The New Logo For Masters Of The Universe Reboot

16 February 2015 1:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony’s Masters Of The Universe remake has been simmering away for years now on the back burner, forgotten in favor of flashier contemporary material (22 Jump Street, we’re talking about you.) The last month, however, has seen practically a typhoon of information arrive online about the project courtesy of Columbia Pictures Senior Vice President of Production, DeVon Franklin.

After a good badgering on Twitter, the Svp responded back on Christmas Eve with a photo snapshot of the script title sheet. Then, just this past weekend, fans prodded Franklin for further information, which prompted the following response:

@ThomasCastle75 @BigTyDIESEL @newhemanmovie @DCnew52He_man @danmillerNY @SonyPictures we’ll know more next week pic.twitter.com/6bAvcTfJQo

DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) February 14, 2015

In case you’re wondering “what’s the big kerfuffle?”, then bear with us. The above image is in fact a brand new logo, presumably designed specifically for the in-development movie. »

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By The Power Of Greyskull – A Masters Of The Universe Script Is Finally In

5 January 2015 8:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Confirming that social media is fast becoming a news source, of sorts, in terms of the entertainment industry, Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures, DeVon Franklin, was asked via Twitter for an update on the progress of the long gestating Masters Of The Universe feature film project, on January 2nd 2015. In response, he tweeted a picture of the title page of the script, dated December 24th, with credit for the completed draft going to Jeff Wadlow (writer and director of Kick-Ass 2).

@danmillerNY @RoastGooble pic.twitter.com/a9whbCChXl

DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) January 2, 2015

It was announced in April 2014 that Wadlow had been tapped to produce a re-write of the script – which had previously been worked on by Alex Litvak, Mik Finch, Richard Wenk and Terry Rossio. Though Wadlow’s directorial prowess has him highly sought after (with Marvel reportedly being among his suitors), a director for Masters Of The Universe »

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Jeff Wadlow Completes ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Script

4 January 2015 11:23 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Kick-ass 2 director, Jeff Wadlow, has finally completed his pass at the script for Masters Of The Universe. Wadlow joined the project last April, and as the picture from Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures Devon Franklin shows, he took over from previous drafts by Alex Litvak & Mik Finch, Richard Wenk, and Shrek writer Terry Rossio. I remember back in the day when John Woo expressed interest, along with his idea for gun toting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Alas, both seem to have gone in different directions.

Masters Of The Universe will be based on a series of toys and cartoons from something called the 1980s. They followed the adventures of Prince Adam, a man with less disguise technique than Clark Kent, who could transform into the mighty He-Man. Other names considered were Bloke-Dude and Guy-Possessor of Penis. He-Man must fight the evil Skeletor and Evil-Lyn, the former »

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"He-Man" Reboot Script Draft Complete

3 January 2015 8:41 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Several months ago, "Kick-Ass 2" director Jeff Wadlow signed on to rewrite the script and potentially even direct a cinematic reboot of the "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" franchise over at Sony.

This weekend, Columbia Pictures Senior Vice President DeVon Franklin posted a photo on his Twitter account confirming that the latest screenplay draft (dated December 24th 2014) is finished. Whether further re-writes will be required or if the film is read to move on to a different stage of development remains to be seen.

Wadlow was one of numerous writers to have a go at the project and follows in the wake of "The Equalizer" scribe Richard Wenk, "Pirates of the Caribbean" series co-writer Terry Rossio, and "Predators" scribes Alex Litvak and Michael Finch.

@danmillerNY @RoastGooble pic.twitter.com/a9whbCChXl

DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) January 2, 2015 »

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Jeff Wadlow Teases Completion Of Live-Action He-man Movie Script

2 January 2015 5:26 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) has turned in his script for the live-action He-Man and the Masters of the Universe movie according to film producer and Columbia Pictures Senior VP Devon Franklin. Hopefully, the second live-action He-Man movie fares better than the first attempt that starred Dolph Lundgren in 1987. Wadlow is also currently attacked to Fox's X-Force movie. Neither film has a confirmed release date meaning that Sony and Fox may soon find themselves competing for Wadlow's services if both films exit the development stage at similar times. Below, you can see a copy of the cover page of the script Wadlow turned in to Franklin. Of note, are the names of the writers who previously worked on the He-Man film including the team of Alex Litvak (Predators, The Three Musketeers) and MIchael Finch (Predators, Hitman: Agent 47); Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), and Terry Rossio (Pirates of »

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'Masters of the Universe' Movie Script Is Finished

2 January 2015 4:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, we reported that Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow had signed on to rewrite the script and possibly direct the gestating Masters of the Universe movie reboot. Today, Columbia Pictures Senior Vice President DeVon Franklin revealed that the latest screenplay is finished, posting an image of the script's cover page dated December 24, 2014 on his Twitter account. It remains to be seen how this script will be received by the studio, or if it will move past the scripting stage.

As you can see in the photo below, Jeff Wadlow is just the latest writer to tackle the Masters of the Universe script, alongside previous writers Alex Litvak & Michael Finch (Predators), Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) and Richard Wenk (The Equalizer). No story details were given at this time, but the plot is based on the 1980s animated TV series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

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