Masters of the Universe

Who is Going to Direct the 'He-Man' Movie?

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by Damon Houx February 26, 2014 06:41 PM
Mattel
Sony recently admitted they need franchises as they're plotting to pump out a new 'Spider-Man' movie every year. It seems another possible franchise for the studio is a big screen adaptation of 'Masters of the Universe,' and now that Jon M. Chu is off the project, they've narrowed their list to three filmmakers who could bring us the adventures of Prince Adam and his alter ego He-Man.

'Masters of the Universe' Reboot Loses 'G.I. Joe' Director, Goes Back to the Drawing Board

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by Damon Houx October 07, 2013 06:24 PM
Mattel
News hit last summer that Jon M. Chu had been chosen to take on the reboot of 'Masters of the Universe,' which previously had been made into a rather terrible movie in 1987 starring Dolph Lungren. But though the project is still in development, Chu (best known for 'Step Up 3D' and 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation') is off the film, and a new writer has been brought on.

'Masters of the Universe' - Director Jon Chu Reveals New He-Man Movie Details

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by Jacob Hall July 29, 2013 10:29 AM
Mattel
How exactly do you make a 'Masters of the Universe' movie? How do you take a franchise where the main character is named He-Man (He-Man!) and make a movie that audiences will actually take seriously enough to give it the time of day? That's the big challenge for director Jon M. Chu, who is knee-deep in developing the project following the success of his 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' but who says he is "really, really excited" for He-Man.

'Masters of the Universe' to be Rebooted... by Jon M. Chu?

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by Damon Houx July 30, 2012 07:01 PM
Mattell
When his last film was delayed for nine months so it can be post-converted to 3D, and it's made public that the movie has huge problems, you wouldn't expect Jon M. Chu to work again anytime soon after the headaches of 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation.' But it looks like Sony has him in talks to bring 'Masters of the Universe' back to the big screen.