More than half a year ago, Sony and Escape Artists announced that the live action adaptation of ‘Masters of the Universe’ was on the agenda, but nothing has happened since. Well, not exactly nothing. In the realm of comic books, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe recently made their return courtesy of James Robinson and DC Comics, but when it comes to the cinema, Prince Adam and his mighty alter ego have been nowhere to be found. However, new reports tell us that gears are finally turning for this reboot to actually happen, under the direction of someone who’s handled an 80s franchise film before.
Deadline reports that ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ director Jon M. Chu is now in talks to direct a ‘Masters of The Universe’ movie from a script by the ‘Predators’ writing team of Mike Finch and Alex Litvak. The director is currently in the middle of converting his “Real American Hero” film to 3D and preparing to shoot some new scenes to add in for the new March 29, 2013 release date, but it seems that he’s getting a good look to translate another vastly popular toy line into a blockbuster motion picture.
Talks are still in the early stages, but now looks to be a good time to resurrect Castle Grayskull on the silver screen. With the new comic series gaining popularity, and the action figures and animated series continuing to satisfy fans of all ages, the next logical step would be the live action movie. Just give the script a good polish since it’s been sitting on the shelf for a while and then hand it over to Chu (or whoever actually lands the director’s chair) as soon as possible.
Are you excited to see a new ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie after all these years? Sound off in the comments!