Last May, Sony announced that a rebooted Masters of the Universe movie was in the works. On August 8th, we reported that McG (The Babysitter) was no longer in the running to helm the film. To recap:
McG is no longer attached to the movie and Sony is meeting with directors, EW has learned from a source familiar with production, who also says David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) is writing the screenplay for the event film. While the studio looks for new leadership behind the camera, EW has confirmed that Sony has scheduled the movie for a Dec. 18, 2019 release.
This week brought word that Goyer has also gotten the director’s job! It’ll still be a while before we get a trailer or casting information, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground to bring you additional news as details emerge. Stay tuned!
This will be the second the second time the residents of Eternia are being given the feature film treatment: Some may remember the 1987 Masters of the Universe feature film, which featured Dolph Lundgren as homoerotic He-Man and Frank Langella as supreme villain Skeletor. Peep the trailer and synopsis for that flick 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.
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