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He-Man Closer to Reality as ‘Masters of the Universe’ Finds its Directors

It’s been a long road for the next live-action He-Man film as producers want to get it right this time around.

After losing David Goyer to prior obligations (thank you, God), Sony Pictures and Mattel have tapped the directing duo of Aaron and Adam Nee to helm the He-Man movie Masters of the Universe, sources tell Variety.

The movie will be based on the beloved Mattel toyline, which spawned a successful animated TV series (1983-85) as well as a 1987 film. The property centers on the warrior He-Man, the last hope of a magical land called Eternia. Dolph Lundgren starred in the original pic as the title character, while Frank Langella played the villainous Skeletor.

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The pic is written by David Goyer, who is also an executive producer. Goyer had circled the director’s chair, but prior engagements forced him to pass on directing, though insiders say he is extremely involved in the development of the film.

As for the Nee brothers, explains the site, the gig marks a major milestone for the rising stars whose 2015 indie thriller Band of Robbers earned critical acclaim and put the brothers on the map.

Sony has already dated the movie for December 18, 2019.



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