Jon Chu in Talks to Direct He-Man: Masters of The Universe

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Jon ChuLooks like He-Man’s adventures aren’t quite dead yet. It’s been nearly two years since we last heard anything on Prince Adam and his exploits, and his live-action “Masters of the Universe” movie was not looking so good. Previous reports had the studio deciding to shelf an old script and assigning new writers on the project.

Now it sounds as if Sony is getting their He-Man back online, with former “Step Up” and currently “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” director Jon Chu in talks to direct. Chu, of course, is currently busy post-converting “Retaliation” to 3D and “Channing up” the film further, cause apparently the moviegoing public, for some unGodly reason, just can’t get enough of Channing Tatum. No doubt it has something to do with his dreamy six-pack.

This is the first bona fide movement on “Masters of the Universe” since 2010, and the fact that Sony is already looking for a director might mean they’re happy with the script they current have. “Kung Fu Panda’s” John Stevenson was previously attached to direct, but that was way back in 2009.

“Masters of the Universe”, for those who have never watched Saturday Morning Cartoons back in the ’80s, revolves around He-Man, aka Prince Adam on the planet Eternia who, with the help of some well-armed (and colorfully named) friends, battle the evil forces of Skeletor from the comforts of Castle Grayskull.

He-Man Masters of the Universe Comic Book

Via : Deadline

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Do it right! Take it seriously! Don’t be afraid to make some changes, and take note from Lord of the Rings, and John Carter.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

    With the storyline they have come up with for the Classics Action Figure line if they used some of it it would be awesome. Wonder if they’ll with the original storyline for the figures when he was only He-Man or go with the Cartoon where he was Adam. As long as they Don’t use that horrible Power Sword Design from the 200X series.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Yeah the sword was the one thing that irritated me in that show. It was Huge. Also I don’t get how no one ever noticed Adam’s sword is the same as He-man. I persoanlly think that a mix of the classics figure line and the cartoon like what was done a while back by Justin marks that had the film as a dark sci-fi/fantasy piece would work.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

        Maybe mix a little of everything together, but cast is gonna be rough, I did a “dream” cast so to speak a while back. Chris Hemsworth as He-man, Bill Nighy as Skeletor, Cate Blanchete as The Sorceress, Kelly Hu as Evil Lynn, Anthony DeLongis as Man-at-Arms and Rachel Nicols as Teela. But I hope unlike the 87 movie we get Battle Cat

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          DUDE!!! That cast is BEAST!!! I can’t really see anyone better in any of the parts really, with the possibility of Stpehen Lang as Man-at-arms. I’d like to add Kevin Durrand as Tri-clops, Clancy Brown or as Beast Man (or Milton Welsh who played Remo in the 2011 Conan), and Doug Jones for Mer Man (Typoe casting I guess , as he played Abe Sapien in Hellboy).

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

            I chose DeLongis because of his background as a stunt man and because he was in the 87 movie. I can see Welsh as Beastman. Clancy…..Trap-Jaw

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            I know exactly why you chose him, and I see it, but at this point he’s going to be too old even for Duncan. Clancy brown as Trap Jaw, perfect!!

          • Juggernaut

            YES!!!

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Kevin Greioux (Raze from Underworld and Rise of the Lycans) as Beast Man!!!

          • Juggernaut

            Yes!

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

            Dolph Lungren said he wouldn’t mind being in it….King Greyskull maybe

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Okay I got it now!!! I love Nighy but he’d basically be playing Victor/Davy Jones all over again, and as much as his voice would work for Skeletor, like Frank Langella in the 80′s MoTU live action and Hugo Weving in Transformers, a deeper voiced villain adds weight and power. I say let Dolph play Skeletor!!!!

        • Juggernaut

          That cast is amazing! Hey, as long as Lin doesn’t get his pal Channing Tatum to play He-Man I’ll be happy. Lol.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Agreed! I actually think that Aaron Johnson would;ve been a good Adam, too old now, but that’s the build and look I’d want for Adam with Hemsworth as Thor.

  • Juggernaut

    Make this movie with that cast NOW!!!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Sir! Yes Sir!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

    Like I said I wonder if they will do the Original or cartoon Storyline. if they do the original Adam won’t be needed maybe Tatum could play Orko;p

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      LMAO! Yeah i’m thinking the only way to do it seriously is to have Adam be He-Man’s given name. The Justin Marks script had Adam in hiding and training to try and free everyone and then I believe he finds the sword to become He-Man. i could see that too. But What if Adam, the son of King Randor is thought dead, but is secretly being trained by Duncan and comes back as the prohesised warrior He-Man and only Duncan, the Sorceress, and Queen Marlena (who recognizes her son no matter how long it’s been) now who he really is.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

        hmm I like it, or the storyline in the comic thats being published right now Skeletor has done something that made everyone forget, Adam doesnt remember he’s He-Man.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Yeah i’m going to get that comic when its done.

      • Juggernaut

        Great set-up. Skeletor could be done as the king’s advisor who was secretly leading the kingdom’s enemies. He is scarred in a battle and ultimately left with his skull like appearance. This has potential to be very cool.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          I actually liked the 2002′s version where Keldor was Randor’s brother and it was his betrayal and subsequent battle that left him scared and he had to go to Hordak to be saved which gave him his magic abilities and skull like appearance. I like him being the advisor and brother so that he’s been jealous the whole time and tries to usurp the throne in a coup. He’d try to have Adam, who is just a boy, killed as he is the true heir to the throne. Duncan takes him into hiding where he trains him while Keldor, now Skeletor rules with an iron fist. In the Justin marks script it was the sword that gave Skeletor his visage. They used the dual swords storyline, one of light and one of dark, and the Dark one sucks souls and prolonged use gave him the skull look. I like that idea too.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

            do you have a link to that storyline i’d like to read it. I really think a mash up of the best of everything would be good, but damn it they better have battle cat ;p

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Here’s the review http://www.cc2konline.com/movies/script-reviews/1392-advance-script-review-masters-of-the-universe . it really had some good points in the script but yeah a mash up of everything cool about the lore would be great!

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYUTAPVDZXYJ52RMRKZLC3VU6I Curtis

            Thanks, thats something else id like to see, is a new blackstar

          • Juggernaut

            Interesting. I actually liked the outline.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            I also printed out the Latinoreview positive reveiw a while back, they’ve since pulled the webpage but I will say it was a more positive response to what was in the link i gave. I also read reviews of Marks’ Voltron script, and a Castlevania script.

          • Juggernaut

            I agree with Curtis, an amalgam of the best parts of all of the lore would be awesome!

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    they should be bring back dolph lundgren. let me play skeletor!

  • Finnish

    I think first movie should keep simple and small cast so heres my suggestions for the cast.
    He-Man: Alexander Skarsgård, Charlie Hunnam, Taylor Kitsch
    Teela: Jennifer Carpenter, Jessica Biel
    Man-At-Arms: Stephen Lang, Sam Elliot
    King Randor: Tom Sellect, Sean Bean
    Queen Marlena: Michelle Pfeiffer
    Orko: Andy Serkis
    Sorceres: Cate Blanchett
    King Grayskull: Dolph Lundgren
    I think Chris Hemsworth is good choice for He-Man too, but he is everywhere nowadays so my first choices are Alex Skarsgård (Swedish born like Dolph) and Charlie Hunnam which one I can’t decide. Teela must be Jennifer Carpenter she even looks little bit Chelsie Field and both are HOT)). Also King Grayskull has to be no one else than Dolph Lundgren).

    Skeletor/Keldor: Michael C Hall, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Andy Serkis if GGI
    Evil-Lyn: Charlice Theron, Monica Bellucci, Jaime Murray
    Trap-Jaw: Clancy Brown
    Beast-man: Nathan Jones
    Tri-Klops: Liev Schreiber or few other ones
    Skeletor would be Michael C Hall or Willem Dafoe (has that evil laugh like in Spiderman).

    Rest of the characters come in the sequels.

  • W Jebraan

    this movie will be huge i like it already they should make it very quick and very full of action and the casting is very important he man mast be bulky and strong looking guy .