A big screen adaptation of ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’ has been in the works since 2007. Many names and studios have been attached to the project over the years including Joel Silver of ‘The Matrix’ with Warner Bros., but now it’s settled down at Sony with ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ director Jon M. Chu at the helm. Back in October, while doing press for the delay of the ‘Real American Heroes’ theatrical debut, Chu said that they were working on improving the script, but now he has another update on the progress of his ‘Masters of the Universe’ film.
While speaking to IGN about the new installment of the G.I. Joe film franchise starring current WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, he gave us a status report on Prince Adam and his band of merry men:
“We’re still early, but we’re deep in experimenting. This is the most fun phase for me because we get to try everything we’ve ever wanted to try in ‘Masters,’ and then we get to throw out all the things that don’t work – which is most of it – to know what our right tone is, where we’re going to head with it. And it’s a very important phase because it shows you the direction we’re going to go in the future. We’re very early. We don’t know a lot yet, other than we’re playing around having a lot of fun.”
That’s not really much better than the last update, but it’s something. Now that he’s done all that extra work on ‘Retaliation’, he can potentially focus on ‘Masters of the Universe’ now. Also, he seems pretty excited to be working on this project because he is a big fan, which is always a good sign. I mean, just look at the way he says what he says in the video:
Though some may be discouraged by the lack of development, just remember that this is better than rushing through the process and giving the fans a sub-par film. Things may be moving slowly, but at least they are moving in order to find out what works and what doesn’t. And we’re likely to get more updates soon since Chu has the time (and the pooooooooowwwwwwwer!) to work with He-Man now.
What do you think about the latest developments (or lack thereof) for ‘Masters of the Universe’? Do you think Jon M. Chu will handle the beloved property with care? Sound off in the comments.