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Masters Of The Universe reboot gets a new writer

20 August 2015 4:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Masters Of The Universe reboot gets a ‘Marvel’ writer.

The planned Masters Of The Universe reboot has got itself a new writer. Nope, Hollywood isn’t done trying to rehash the old He-Man 1980s toys/ cartoon/ movie.

After the likes of Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) too a pass at a rewrite, Variety reports that Christopher Yost, best known for (Thor: The Dark World, upcoming Thor: Ragnarok) will have a crack at it.

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. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor who seeks to conquer a fortress known as Castle Grayskull in order to learn the secrets held within.

The film is set up at Sony Pictures, though currently hasn’t a director or star attached. We’re trying to think of someone other than »

- Paul Heath

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Masters Of The Universe Reboot Takes A Step Forward With The Help Of Thor

20 August 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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We’ve been hearing about a Masters Of The Universe reboot for a long time. Numerous names including Terry Rossio (Pirates Of The Caribbean), Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Evan Daugherty (Snow White & The Huntsman) have taken pops at a screenplay, but nothing’s come to pass.

Things are starting to look a bit desperate for He-Man and Skeletor, and when the going gets tough, you gotta roll out the big-guns. Enter Thor: The Dark World screenwriter Christopher Yost, now the latest man to try and bring Eternia to life. Yost has been hired to pen a draft by Columbia, which proves if nothing else, that the studio still wants to try and make the dang thing.

If you’re a child of the ’80s there’s a good chance you remember Masters Of The Universe as a line of fantasy action figures or shonky Saturday morning cartoons. »

- Daniel Kelly

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Thor: Ragnarok scribe to pen Sony’s Masters of the Universe reboot

19 August 2015 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Christopher Yost, the screenwriter behind Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, is set to help Sony relise their long-gestating reboot of 80’s toyline/cartoon/film Masters of the Universe, reports Variety.

Sony and Escape Artists have been working for years trying to get the reboot off the ground, and have tapped Yost to rewrite the script for the film, for which Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) have previously written drafts. Given Yost’s work with Thor, which has many similarities to the Masters characters, it’s not surprising he has been sought out.

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, who must do battle against arch-nemesis Skeletor, a villain who wants control of the universe and the magical Castle Grayskull.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Masters Of The Universe reboot lands new writer

19 August 2015 10:20 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The co-writer of Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, Christopher Yost, is signing up for He-Man duty...

Sony Pictures continues to press ahead with a big screen Masters Of The Universe reboot. Thus far, the likes of Terry Rossio (Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) have lined up to take a pass at the script. Now we learn though that Christopher Yost, best known for Thor: The Dark World - and currently co-writing Thor: Ragnarok - has been hired for the project.

Yost is to rewrite the Masters Of The Universe movie, which will be set on the planet of Eternia. There's no word as of yet as to who's going to direct the film, and who the new He-Man is going to be. We'd bet hard cash that it won't be Dolph Lundgren this time around.

More on the revival of Masters Of The Universe as we hear it. »

- simonbrew

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'He-Man' Movie Recruits Marvel Writer

19 August 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures has brought on Thor: Ragnarok screenwriter Christopher Yost to take a crack at the Masters of the Universe script, according to a new report at Variety. The project has been in development for years, but fans hoped that it may finally get off the ground earlier this year, when the studio released a new Masters of the Universe logo, and it was revealed that Jeff Wadlow's (Kick-Ass 2) script was complete. It seems the studio is going back to the drawing board with yet another writing coming on board.

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. It isn't known how much the plot »

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Masters Of The Universe Movie Gets A New Writer

19 August 2015 4:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you grew up in the ’80s, chances are you were a He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe fan. The original animated series ran for 3 years and was something of a phenomenon of its time; its popularity eventually leading to a movie starring Dolph Lundgren. That was… not so great, but Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have had a reboot in the planning stages for years now, and it looks like we finally have some movement on it.

Variety reports that Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Max Steel and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok) has been hired to do a rewrite of the script , which was originally penned by Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow. They don’t provide any other details, but do add the following synopsis:

“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. »

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Scribe to Pen ‘Masters of the Universe’ for Sony (Exclusive)

19 August 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After helping shape the world of Asgard, “Thor” scribe Christopher Yost is now ready to head to Eternia to help He-Man return to the big screen.

Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have tapped Yost to do a rewrite on its reboot of “Masters of the Universe.”

Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow wrote previous drafts of “Masters of the Universe,” which is being produced by Escape Artists principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.

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. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor who seeks to conquer a fortress known as Castle Grayskull in order to learn the secrets held within.

Filmation/Mattel’s “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” cartoon ran from 1983-85 and was popular enough to spawn a movie starring Dolph Lundgren and »

- Justin Kroll

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"Thor" Scribe To Pen "He-Man" Reboot

19 August 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Thor" scribe Christopher Yost is swapping Asgard for Eternia as he has been hired to pen a rewrite of the "Masters of the Universe" reboot at Sony Pictures and Escape Artists.

Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows the warrior Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is Skeletor, a power seeking madman seeking to take over Castle Grayskull.

The "He-Man" cartoon began in 1983 and became a major hit, it also spawned a live-action movie in the 1980s which starred Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella.

Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow penned the previous drafts for the film while Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

- simonbrew

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Everything we know about X-Men: Apocalypse and what's next for Fox's Marvel movies

24 July 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

20th Century Fox essentially invented the modern superhero movie with 2000's X-Men, and is shaping up to increase its superhero output in the coming years.

The next major release in its X-Men series will be 2016's Apocalypse, sandwiched between two spinoff movies. And that's only the beginning of their plans.

Here's everything we know about X-Men: Apocalypse and Fox's other Marvel Comics movie plans:

X-Men: Apocalypse will hit UK cinemas on May 19, 2016 and May 27 in the Us.

New mutants for old

Bryan Singer is returning to the franchise for his fourth X-Men outing, which has been billed as the concluding chapter in a trilogy that began in X-Men: First Class and continued through Days of Future Past - although Singer has also called it "the true birth of the X-Men".

Contrary to some of the rumours flying around, as far as we know, the original cast members from back in the 2000s (Patrick Stewart, »

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Ryan Reynolds wants to return as Deadpool for X-Force movie

18 July 2015 3:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Almost two years ago to the day, it was announced that Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) had signed on to write the script for an X-Men spinoff movie based around the team of X-Force. Since that time, Fox has pressed ahead with two other spinoffs in Deadpool and Gambit, as well as hiring Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to develop a New Mutants movie, leaving X-Force somewhat up in the air.

However, while the status of the movie is unclear, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is hoping he gets the opportunity to return as the Merc with a Mouth as part of the ensemble, with the actor telling Comic Book that:

“I always see Deadpool running against the grain for everything he does. He can’t possibly conform to any sort of leadership role. He always has to be the wild card. So you’d have to have someone like »

- Gary Collinson

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Deadpool Star Ryan Reynolds Reveals Desire To Appear In 'Cable' Led X-force Movie

17 July 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Hugh Jackman is expected to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse and there have been rumblings that he Might show up in Deadpool. However, 2017 will mark the last time the Australian actor plays the fan-favourite mutant, so the chances of a team-up with the Merc with the Mouth are looking slim. Ryan Reynolds however remains optimistic. "I mean who wouldn’t want to spend more time with Wolverine? Hugh and I have such history together. I can’t imagine it’d ever happen in a stand-alone film, but if there was the right place and right time - wouldn’t it be great?"  It would indeed, as would seeing Deadpool show up in X-Force. When we last heard about that movie, Kick-Ass 2 writer and director Jeff Wadlow was writing the script, but there's been silence for a long time now, and it almost seems like it's died a death. After expressing »

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'Deadpool' First Footage and Panel Highlights from Comic-Con

11 July 2015 11:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Heading into Comic-Con this week, there were several clues that the 20th Century Fox Hall H panel would include Deadpool. Rob Liefeld, who created the comic book series, revealed on his social media platforms that he was holding a scavenger hunt, hiding original sketches of The Merc With the Mouth all around San Diego. And just a few days ago, Ryan Reynolds himself posted a photo of Deadpool trying to hitch a ride to Sdcc. Sure enough, Deadpool was featured as the fourth movie in 20th Century Fox's five-film presentation, which also included The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Victor Frankenstein, Fantastic Four and the closing presentation X-Men: Apocalypse. After a hilarious opening sequence, Ryan Reynolds took the stage, starting off by addressing the fact that the footage leaked from Hall H last year is largely what got the movie green lit.

"One year ago, almost to the day, some »

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Kick-Ass: Matthew Vaughn teases new movies

18 June 2015 10:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matthew Vaughn has been chatting about Kick-Ass 3 and a Kick-Ass prequel. Mark Millar isn't so sure...

Matthew Vaughn is already working away on a screenplay for Kingsman: The Secret Service 2, admitting he'll make the film if he can get the script to a place he's happy with. But it turns out that he's also involved in a third potential Kick-Ass movie.

Vaughn directed the first Kick-Ass, although opted to make X-Men: First Class rather than Kick-Ass 2 (which was taken on by Jeff Wadlow). The more muted response to the second film seemed to have brought the cinematic series to a close, but it still proved to be profitable, not least in part down to its economic budget.

Chatting to Yahoo!, Vaughn has now confirmed that "we're working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit-Girl and Big Daddy become Hit-Girl and Bid Daddy". "If we can make that, »

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Matthew Vaughn Wants To Make Two More Kick-Ass Films

18 June 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Although you might imagine (and right now you'd be right) that Matthew Vaughn’s focus is on crafting a Kingsman sequel, he hasn’t totally forgotten the Kick-Ass universe, and has pretty big plans for what he wants to do with it.From the sounds of it, Vaughn was in agreement with those who felt like Jeff Wadlow’s 2013’s follow-up didn’t quite recapture the ribald magic of Vaughn’s first Kick-Ass. And he’s looking to take the series back in time before it can move forward. “We’re working on an idea for a prequel of how did Hit Girl and Big Daddy become Hit Girl and Big Daddy,” he tells Yahoo UK. “If we make that, hopefully that will be the sorbet for the people that didn’t like Kick-Ass 2 and then we can go off and make Kick-Ass 3. I think we’ve got to »

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Matthew Vaughn Wants to Make a Hit Girl Prequel Before Kick-ass 3

18 June 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn’s action-comedy Kick-Ass is a wonderfully subversive, thrilling spin on the superhero genre. Director Jeff Wadlow’s sequel, Kick-Ass 2, is an ugly, mean-spirited bore of a film. The anticipated follow-up was a flop with both audiences and critics when it hit theaters—even one of its stars refused to promote it. Vaughn was busy with X-Men/Kingsman at the time, which is why he didn’t return to direct, but it appears that there’s hope yet for a franchise turnaround in the future. Speaking with Yahoo! UK, Vaughn revealed that he’s still eager to dive back into the Kick-Ass universe: “I’m not happily done with the franchise, for sure. Kick-Ass is a really important film to me and I’m very proud of it, and we would like to dip our toe back into it—when I say ‘we’ I mean Mark [Millar] and I and the team. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Matthew Vaughn May Direct Kingsman 2; Explains Why He Tends To Avoid Sequels

11 June 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Matthew Vaughn has directed some of the most highly praised comic book movies of the last decade, including X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and this year's truly excellent Kingsman: The Secret Service. However, a running theme that has followed the British director is his tendency to avoid making sequels. While this didn't stop X-Men: Days Of Future Past from being great, Jeff Wadlow's Kick-Ass 2 had a much harder time living up to its beloved predecessor. For this reason, many fans of Kingsman have expressed their desire for Vaughn to return for the sequel. While he's currently writing a first treatment for the film, this would be an unprecedented move for the director. However, in an exiciting turn of events, Vaughn revealed to Yahoo! Movies that he would love to work with the characters again, and that he could end up breaking his own rule and helm Kingsman 2 - so »

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Netflix Snags The True Memoirs Of An International Assassin

20 May 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Netflix left its mark at Cannes yesterday by acquiring worldwide distribution rights to Kevin James action-comedy The True Memoirs of an International Assassin. The purchase furthers the streaming service’s aggressive forays into feature distribution, especially given that the budget is said to be on the scale of other James titles, including Sony Pictures’ Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Zookeeper.

Under the terms of the deal, The True Memoirs of an International Assassin will be presented as a “Netflix event,” debuting exclusively on the streaming service next year and entirely circumventing a theatrical release. Major theater chains like AMC and Regal have been vocal in their opposition to Netflix failing to observe the traditional release model of a theatrical bow followed by home media release, so one can imagine those companies are none-too-happy to hear about the streaming service’s latest acquisition.

Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) is directing the comedy, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Netflix Acquires Kevin James Comedy ‘The True Memoirs Of An International Assassin’ – Cannes

19 May 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After much debate in the run-up to and at the Cannes Film Festival about its impact on the film business, Netflix finally got out its checkbook and acquired a film: Kevin James comedy The True Memoirs Of An International Hit Man. It will be produced and financed by Merced Media and Palmstar Media. Kick-Ass 2 helmer Jeff Wadlow will direct the Black List script by Jeff Morris. James, coming off the Paul Blart Mall Cop sequel, puts away the Segway and plays a mild-mannered… »

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Cannes: Netflix Acquires Kevin James’ ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’ (Exclusive)

19 May 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has made its first big splash at the Cannes Film Festival by acquiring worldwide distribution rights to the upcoming Kevin James comedy “The True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” Variety has learned.

The purchase, which is in final negotiations, is a formidable coup for Netflix as it continues to build on its reputation in the realm of distributing original films.

Under the deal, “Assassin” will be presented as a Netflix event in 2016, meaning it will debut exclusively on the streaming service and not in theaters. The budget for the production will be considerable, according to a source, and on par with other James movies made by major studios like Sony Pictures. The figures for the deal were not disclosed.

In the comedy, James plays an accountant mistaken for an assassin when a novel he’s writing is accidentally published as nonfiction, forcing him to flee to Belize. “Assassin” will »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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