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'Masters of the Universe' Movie Logo Revealed

16 February 2015 5:04 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been awhile since we last heard anything about Columbia Pictures' planned reboot of the Masters of the Universe franchise, which is getting a new live action movie following the original 1987 release based on the classic 80s cartoon series. Today, DeVon Franklin, senior vice president of Columbia and the driving force behind this new iteration of the fantasy adventure series, unveiled the official title card and logo for the impending release. He also teases that more news is coming soon.

Way back in early January, just as the New Year was kicking off, DeVon Franklin revealed that Jeff Wadlow had completed a fresh draft of the screenplay. No director has been announced yet, but its speculated that this news may be revealed before the end of the week. Jon M. Chu was at one time supposed to direct, but left the project to take on another action figure toy »

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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

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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Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson Providing Score For Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service

29 January 2015 1:29 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson score Kingsman: The Secret Service, from 20th Century Fox, a spy action adventure comedy directed by Matthew Vaughn, which debuts in theaters February 13, 2015.

This is the second collaboration between Jackman and Margeson, who had worked previously on Jeff Wadlow’s Kick Ass 2.

The duo have taken on the star-studded Kingsman with Oscar winners Colin Firth and Michael Caine, Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, and newcomer Taron Egerton. Based on a comic book by Mark Millar, the story follows a veteran secret agent (Firth) who takes a young protégé (Egerton) under his wing.

The score album will be released on La La Land Records, February 17, 2015.

Jackman and Margeson’s score for Kingsman delivers nail biting action sequences while emphasizing the heart of the film which lie in the relationship between Firth and Egerton. The deep brass notes exemplify the grandeur of the secret society and the »

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Movie News: First Official Look at Tom Hiddleston in 'Crimson Peak'; New, Hilarious 'Wedding Ringer' Clip

5 January 2015 1:20 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Crimson Peak: The first official photo of Tom Hiddleston in Crimson Peak reveals him to be a fine-looking gothic gentleman. Guillermo del Toro's horror movie, due in theaters October 16, is keeping its plot secrets to itself for now, but we know that Hiddleston plays the new husband of author Mia Wasikowska, and that a frightfully old English manor is involved. Jessica Chastain also stars. [Empire via Collider]   Masters of the Universe: A new version of Masters of the Universe, inspired by the popular 1980s animated series, is moving forward. Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) has submitted his rewrite of the screenplay, according to DeVon Franklin, one of the producers. The series was previously brought to the big screen in 1987 (above), with Dolph Lundgren starring as...

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A New 'Masters of the Universe' Draft Has Been Completed

5 January 2015 1:04 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Columbia Pictures Senior Vice President DeVon Franklin has revealed in his twitter account that a new draft for the upcoming reboot of the popular Mattel toy line Masters of the Universe, has been completed. The draft, with a December 24th date, was written by Jeff Wadlow, who is also the potential director of the film.

Masters of the Universe features the popular hero He-Man, defender of the kingdom of Eternia who battles the villainous Skeletor and his quest to conquer the Castle of Grayskull. The toy line was previously adapted into a poorly received 1987 film and also into a very popular animated series that ran from 1983 until 1985. A reboot has been in the works for some time but now it seems that it is finally going in the right direction. Stay tuned for additional details.

Are you excited for a new Masters of the Universe film? Tell us in the comments! »

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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

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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Masters Of The Universe: new script rewrite ready

4 January 2015 11:40 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kick-Ass 2's Jeff Wadlow has turned in the new draft of the Master Of The Universe movie reboot...

2015 might just be the year that the planned movie reboot of Masters Of The Universe finally happens. Certainly given the success of the G.I. Joe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, to name but two, it seems as though obstacles are being removed to it getting a green light.

It was G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M Chu who was attached to the project for some time, but he's no longer on board. One person who is though is Jeff Wadlow. The Kick-Ass 2 director was reportedly doing a rewrite of the script for the film, and according to Columbia Pictures' DeVon Franklin - the studio's senior vice president of production, no less - a new draft was in place on Christmas Eve. He Tweeted a picture of said draft on his Twitter account, »

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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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The He-Man Movie Might Actually Happen, Get The Latest

4 January 2015 3:13 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The last couple of years have been filled with a variety of ups and downs for the new Masters of the Universe movie, but at the very least 2015 is off to a good start. It appears that a draft of the script has been completed, suggesting that the movie might actually gain some traction in the coming months. While we actually haven't heard about the Masters of the Universe script since Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow signed on to write it last April, this latest update comes directly from DeVon Franklin, the Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures. The executive kicked off the year by posting a caption-less image of the Masters of the Universe script on his personal Twitter account, and it seems to confirm that the He-Man movie is very much in active development at his studio: @danmillerNY @RoastGooble— DeVon Franklin »

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‘Kick-Ass 2′ Director Jeff Wadlow Finished Writing ‘Masters of the Universe’

3 January 2015 4:21 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kick-Ass 2″ director-writer Jeff Wadlow finished rewriting the script for “Masters of the Universe,” an adaptation of the classic ’80s cartoon and popular line of action figures.

‘The filmmaker, who previously wrote and directed “Cry_Wolf,” took the script over in April. According to Sony producer DeVon Franklin, he finished the draft at some point over the holidays.

“@JeffWadlow is working [24-7],” Franklin tweeted on Dec. 24. “We’ll have a draft into the studio for the holidays. By the power of Grayskull, this will happen!”

Also read: Rip Saturday Morning Cartoons: 7 Animated Classics That Need a Reboot

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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

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Masters of the Universe script finished by Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow

3 January 2015 7:09 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The script for the Masters of the Universe reboot has finally been completed, according to Columbia Pictures.

The latest draft has been penned by Kick-Ass 2 writer Jeff Wadlow.

@danmillerNY @RoastGooble

DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) January 2, 2015

The news was announced on Twitter by Columbia's DeVon Franklin, who posted a picture of the completed script.

Taking place in the land of Eternia, Masters of the Universe revolves around the battle between He-Man and his arch-nemesis Skeletor.

It will be the second live-action film based on this franchise after the 1987 Gary Goddard-directed film starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella.

As well as writing the screenplay, Wadlow has also been tipped to direct.

For Wadlow's next project, he will be writing and directing Marvel's adaptation of the X-Force comics. »

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

2 January 2015 5:26 PM, PST | | 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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Jeff Wadlow completes his Masters of the Universe script

2 January 2015 1:52 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) pulled out of Masters of the Universe back in October of 2013, it looked like the big screen He-Man reboot was going to be one of those projects forever consigned to development hell.

However, Columbia subsequently announced that Kick-Ass 2 helmer Jeff Wadlow would pick up the reins, and now Devon Franklin, senior VP of Development at the studio, has revealed via Twitter that Wadlow has completed a rewrite of the script, which as you can see from the cover below has already passed through the hands of Alex Litvak & Mik Finch, Richard Wenk and Terry Rossio

Wadlow is only attached to Masters of the Universe in a writing capacity but is hoping to direct, so perhaps if his script impresses he’ll get the job and the project will finally start moving forward…

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Jeff Wadlow has delivered a new script for the Masters of the Universe movie

2 January 2015 7:17 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Looks like the new Masters Of The Universe movie is one step closer to becoming a reality as screenwriter Jeff Wadlow has turned in a new draft of the screenplay to Columbia Pictures. Wadlow has been attached to the film since the middle of last year as both writer and possible director, but this seems to be the first confirmation we have that the project is developing under his guidance. In fact, DeVon Franklin, the Senior Vice President of Development at Columbia Pictures tweeted the »

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