Looks 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.
Via : Deadline