Fans of the Masters of the Universe property have been waiting since 1987 for another live action movie, and one has indeed been in various stages of development for many years now. Last we heard, brothers Adam and Aaron Nee (Band of Robbers) had been hired to direct David S. Goyer’s script, and now we’ve learned a new duo is rewriting it.
Deadline reports today that Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Men in Black: International, Iron Man) are in final talks to write a new draft of the Masters reboot script.
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.
Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, as well as DeVon Franklin are producing, with David S. Goyer remaining on board to executive produce.