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Sony Pictures has been developing a reboot of Masters of the Universe since 2009, when they acquired the project from Warner Bros., but over the past seven years, the project has never fully gotten off the ground. Today we have a new report from Deadline that reveals that project has been given a new lease on life, with filmmaker McG now in talks to direct. The studio hasn't set a release date at this time, and it isn't known when they are aiming to start production quite yet.
The franchise is set on the planet Eternia, following a young man named Adam who has the power to turn himself into a mighty warrior named He-Man. Adam becomes the planet's last hope to defeat the evil Skeletor, who has devastated the entire planet on his quest to conquer castle Greyskull. We last reported on this project in October when Christopher Yost signed on to write the script, »
The director made his feature debut in 2000 at Sony with “Charlie’s Angels” and followed that with 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.”
The animated “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” series ran from 1983 to 1985. Cannon Films produced 1987’s “Masters of the Universe,” starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as the villain Skeletor. The movie did not perform well, grossing a mere $17 million.
Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man.
Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing “Masters of the Universe.” Alex Litvak and Mike Finch wrote the most recent script. Previous drafts have been penned by Christopher Yost and the team of Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow. »
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The long-gestating Masters of the Universe reboot has gone through several writers and directors over the last few years, and it now looks like they’ve found their latest helmer.
Deadline are reporting that Sony are looking to target McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) to take on the project. If McG joins, he will re-write the latest version of the script written by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch (Predators, Hitman: Agent 47).
Masters of the Universe was original set to be directed by Jon M Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jem and the Holograms) who exited the project in 2014. Previous writers have included Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass), Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok).
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Set on the mystical planet of Eternia, the story follows Prince Adam, a warrior who is given the power to transform into hero He-Man, »
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