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'Masters of the Universe': He-Man's Battlecat Revealed!

8 March 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several years in development, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with their Masters of the Universe. Sony executive DeVon Franklin revealed through his Twitter account in January that the script by Jeff Wadlow is now complete. During the week, the executive revealed what appears to be our first look at Battlecat in the movie.

Masters of the Universe is based on the animated TV series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, which also spawned the 1987 live action feature Masters of the Universe starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. No story details have been confirmed at this time and it isn't known if casting is currently under way.

Jeff Wadlow signed on to rewrite the script, which was previously worked on by Alex Litvak & Michael Finch (Predators), Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) and Richard Wenk (The Equalizer). Are you excited to see Battlecat in action »

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"Masters Of The Universe" Updates

6 March 2015 8:51 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new image of 'Battle Cat' from Columbia's developing "Masters Of The Universe 3D" motion picture reboot, currently shopping a fresh screenplay by Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2") to interested directors:

"...the new image was revealed on 'Twitter' by DeVon Franklin, senior vice president of production, Columbia Pictures who said in regards to the new feature'...will know more soon. 

"New chairman at Sony, gotta get in sync with the studio. As soon as I know I’ll report back..."

'He-Man' was originally conceived as a series of Mattel action figures, starting production in 1981 and marketed in 1982.

The toys spun-off into a 130-episode syndicated cartoon series.

This was followed by a Marvel Comics series and a feature film, starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man

In related news, take another look @ 'Skeletor' pitching the 'Honda Cr-v' auto during their "Happy Honda Days Sale Event".

"...remember that sheer exultation you »

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Is This Our First Look At The New Masters Of The Universe Movie?

5 March 2015 10:44 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The planned reboot of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise has hit many stumbling blocks since it was announced way back in 2007. Originally having John Woo attached, development on the project seems to have stalled, and directors and script writers have come on gone over the years, but the movie still seems to be alive and well. Last we heard, Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow was signed as script writer, and now we might have our first look at the project, with producer Devon Franklin (who also shared the above logo a few weeks back) posting what seems to be concept art from the movie to Twitter. For the uninitiated, this is Battle-Cat, He-Man's steed who was completely missing from the 1987 original starring Dolph Lundgren, and I have to admit, he is looking bad-ass.  We're still pretty much in the dark  about the status of the project, »

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Realistic Battle Cat Seems To Be Concept Work For Masters Of The Universe Movie

5 March 2015 5:23 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Though the internet seem to have decided that DeVon Franklin is the most important person at Sony Pictures, at least judging from how they report his more interesting tweets, the fact of the matter is that he isn’t. But he does work for the studio, and he is a key player in their ongoing work to get a Masters of the Universe movie made, so when he speaks on that subject, it’s worth listening.

This time he’s not so much telling as showing. Here’s a picture from his twitter account that appears to show Battle Cat, He-Man’s ride-on pussy from the Masters of the Universe universe.

@danmillerNY @TheOneHansen @Guardians I totally agree!!!

DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) March 3, 2015

There’s a latent possibility that this was just something Franklin pulled from Google Image Search to illustrate his point, but probably not. »

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Masters Of The Universe movie update

4 March 2015 10:34 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It looks like we have some Battle Cat concept art for the Masters Of The Universe movie. The latest on the film here...

When it comes to Sony's Masters Of The Universe movie, our first, best, and sometimes only source is DeVon Franklin, the senior vice president of production for Columbia. Mr Franklin has been pretty generous with fans on social media, occasionally responding to queries about the status of the He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe live-action movie with updates and images. The latest one is the most exciting yet. 

After being told by a fan that if Guardians Of The Galaxy could hit $700 million at the worldwide box-office, then a new He-Man movie should have no problem raking in the bucks. Mr. Franklin responded in the affirmative, and then dropped what appears to be some Battle Cat concept art on us...

@danmillerNY @TheOneHansen @Guardians I totally agree! »

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Could this be our first look at Battlecat from Masters of the Universe?

4 March 2015 7:17 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in January, Columbia Pictures executive Devon Franklin tweeted an image of the title page to Jeff Wadlow's script for a new take on the 80s cartoon Masters Of The Universe. Since then, there has not been much news about the film. In the interim, Sony has had some big shake-ups behind the scenes, so it is tough to tell which projects are making progress and which are dead in the water. Franklin took to Twitter again and responded to fans inquiring about Masters Of The Universe and when »

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Masters of the Universe producer teases Battle Cat with first-look image

3 March 2015 11:21 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures, teased the long-gestating Masters of the Universe movie by posting the official logo for the film, and now he’s taken to Twitter once more, this time teasing what we can only presume to be the character of Battle Cat…

Masters of the Universe is currently without a director, and has most recently been written by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), who reworked previous drafts from Alex Litvak & Mik Finch, Richard Wenk and Terry Rossio. As yet, there’s no word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you updated with news as it comes in…

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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 »

- Michelle McCue

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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

DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) January 2, 2015 »

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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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