Jon M. Chu could direct live-action Masters Of The Universe

He-Man to rise again

He-Man could be heading back to the big screen if Sony Pictures gets its way – the studio is currently in talks with director Jon M. Chu about making a new live-action Masters Of The Universe movie.

It’s still very early days, though, not least because Chu is busy working on GI Joe: Retaliation at the moment, which is going through an expensive 3D post-conversion.

Should Chu take on the project, though, he’ll be the first director to helm a He-Man movie since Gary Goddard in the late 1980s.

Goddard’s film, of course, starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor, and was a costly flop for the Cannon Group.

Though the film’s found a home among fans of cult curios (and kids of the ‘80s), Sony will no doubt be hoping for something slightly less camp (and Star Wars-flavoured), and a little more genuinely entertaining.
 

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    • SiMan

      Jul 31st 2012, 12:50

      wasn't there supposed to be a really epic script floating about the web somewhere from a couple of years back. Never did track it down, but it was supposed to be good.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 31st 2012, 20:35

      Even though the Dolph movie sucks I do enjoy the final battle in it between He-Man and Skelator.

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    • bencobra

      Aug 2nd 2012, 16:14

      This would probably make a better TV series. Could do it GOT style. A movie would be difficult to pull off. If you went for a straightforward adaptation from the cartoon it would just look camp and stupid.

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