Warners and power producer Joel Silver have officially selected John Stevenson to drag He-Man from development limbo.
Variety is reporting the news, but real credit goes to the fine fellows over at Latino Review who broke word on Stevenson in November.
Now his deal is locked, Stevenson will work on bringing toy company Mattel’s characters Prince Adam and co to the big screen.
This time, though, Justin Marks has re-worked the concept to feature a soldier named Adam who stumbles on the magical world of Eternia, where the evil Skeletor is attempting to eradicate magic - the bony git.
You’ll likely recall that He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) battled his nemesis Skeletor (Frost/Nixon’s Frank Langella!) way back in 1987, though the producers are hoping this one will be less cheesy.
“I think it's fair to say, and knowing the epic nature of this script, you will see things you have never seen before. John has that creativity,” says Mattel rep Barry Waldo.
“There was this locked bunker that you had to be escorted into," Stevenson said. "It was filled with art, some generated by the Mattel artists, and I looked around, and said, 'I get it!'
"We started formulating a specific vision for costumes, creatures, architecture, and the creation of a mythology and look for a whole world we'll create."
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