We’ve been following news of a Master of the Universe reboot since the project was first announced in 2017. While production has yet to begin in earnest, they seem to be having trouble nailing down a director. McG, the first filmmaker attached to the reboot, was replaced by David S. Goyer last December. Now. We’re hearing Goyer has a conflict and will be replaced by filmmaking duo Aaron and Adam Nee.
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.
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Masters of the Universe was previously developed into a live-action feature film in 1987; check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: When the evil Skeletor (Frank Langella) finds a mysterious power called the Cosmic Key, he becomes nearly invincible. However, courageous warrior He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) locates inventor Gwildor (Billy Barty), who created the Key and has another version of it. During a battle, one of the Keys is transported to Earth, where it is found by teenagers Julie (Courteney Cox) and Kevin (Robert Duncan McNeill). Now both He-Man and Skeletor’s forces arrive on Earth searching for the potent weapon.
Masters of the Universe is directed by Gary Goddard and stars Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, and Meg Foster.