They already tried it once, with Dolph Lundgren as the lead, in 1987. Except that movie was craptacular, not least of which was the decision to go by the title “Masters of the Universe”, with “He-Man” nowhere in the title. Hey, if you’re going to adapt something, don’t shy away from the name. If you’re too embarrassed to call your movie “He-Man”, why are you spending millions of dollars to make it in the first place? Anyways, uber producer Joel Silver and Warner Brothers are back at work on a new “He-Man” movie, says AICN. I wonder if Dolph is busy…
Right now, though, we’re seeing a revival of all the things that were important to “˜80s kids, and for a while now, we’ve been hearing rumors that HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE would be one of the properties getting the big-budget treatment. Remember when John Woo was supposedly doing it? Since then, I’ve seen Adam Rifkin’s name attached to it for a while, and IMDb hilariously had M. Night Shyamalan listed as the writer for a brief period.
However, I can tell you today exclusively who IS writing the film: Justin Marks.
If you don’t recognize the name, you will soon. Justin’s the guy who is writing SUPERMAX, the Green Arrow in prison movie that David Goyer is producing for Warner/DC. He’s also writing bigscreen versions of VOLTRON and STREET FIGHTER. So basically, Justin Marks is the most gainfully employed professional fanboy on the planet right now.
I still don’t see it. He-man? Then again, who would have thought “Transformers” could ever come to the big screen? What I wanna know is, is She-ra coming along for the ride?
Anyways, let’s hope it looks better than this: