Masters of the Universe

‘Masters of the Universe’ Director is ‘Laser-Focused’ on the Reboot

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by Matthew Monagle August 13, 2016 @ 1:07 PM
The Cannon Group
With nearly every Saturday morning cartoon or popular line of toys from the ’80s finding their way to a theater near you, the ones that haven’t quite yet made the leap to the big screen are starting to stand out. Take Masters of the Universe. Our own coverage of the film dates all the way back to 2012, but in that time, Sony has barely made progress on big-screen reboot.

Kellan Lutz Could Be He-Man in McG’s ‘Masters of the Universe’

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by Matthew Monagle June 25, 2016 @ 4:36 PM
Millenium Films
If you did not know that Sony Pictures is working towards the production of a brand new He-Man movie, then you obviously are not one of the 462 supporters of the Change.org petition to have a new Masters of the Universe movie be put into production. The petition also (very helpfully) provides a suggested release date of 2017 or 2018, though I’m sure that the audience would gladly push that back for the right story.

‘Masters of the Universe’ Taps ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Scribe to Rewrite Screenplay

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by Britt Hayes August 19, 2015 @ 6:04 PM
The Cannon Group
It’s been a while since we had an update on Sony’s Masters of the Universe reboot / revival / whatever. Last we heard, Kick-Ass 2 writer / director Jeff Wadlow had completed a script, while G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu departed the project. While the film is still in development without a director, Sony has brought on Thor: Ragnarok scribe Christopher Yost to rewrite the screenplay.

‘Masters of the Universe’ Script Complete, Reminds Us There’s a New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie

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by Britt Hayes January 3, 2015 @ 12:50 PM
The Cannon Group
It’s been some time since we’ve gotten an update on the new ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie, which ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ director Jon M. Chu was once attached to direct. Earlier this year, Columbia Pictures brought ‘Kick-Ass 2' director Jeff Wadlow in to rewrite the script and possibly even direct the film. Just three days into the new year, Columbia has revealed that Wadlow’s script is complete, putting us one step closer to a new ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie.

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

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by Damon Houx February 26, 2014 @ 6:41 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 7, 2013 @ 6:24 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 @ 7:01 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.