For a few years now, Hollywood has been trying to reboot “Masters Of The Universe,” and make the 1987 version with Dolph Lundgren a distant memory. Back in 2012, Jon M. Chu (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation“) was tapped to direct, but left a little while later. Then in 2014, a shortlist of directors emerged for the project including Mike Cahill (“Another Earth”), Jeff Wadlow (“Kick-Ass 2“), Chris McKay (“The Lego Batman Movie”), and Harald Zwart (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones“), but not much movement happened on that. However, the project now has someone at the helm, and it’s not much more exciting than any of those names.
Three letter wonder McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “3 Days To Kill“) is in talks to direct “Masters Of The Universe.” Alex Litvak and Mike Finch (who paired on 2010’s “Predators“) penned the latest draft of the script, but McG will oversee a rewrite that will bring He-Man, Skeletor, and the gang all back to the big screen.
The project is set up at Sony, and while there’s no timeline on when the movie might hit theaters, it’s no brainer why they want to get this made. It’s a branded property (something they don’t have much of these days), and could spawn sequels, licensing opportunities, and for Mattel, lots of toys sales. By the power of synergy, this movie will eventually happen. [Deadline]