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McG In Talks To Direct ‘Masters Of The Universe’

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Sony Pictures’ “Masters of the Universe” reboot looks to be gaining momentum. Deadline has reported that McG is in talks to direct the feature film based on the popular Mattel toy line from the ’80s. In addition to the toy line, He-Man and the “Masters” characters became a big hit with kids through an animated series produced by Filmation that ran from 1984 to 1985.

Deadline notes that Sony and Escape Artists expect the franchise to have “Transformers”-level staying power, if it can shake off the legacy of its previous live action adaptation; 1987’s “Masters of the Universe” starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor and crashed at the box office.

According to Deadline, the latest version of the script comes from Alex Litvak and Mike Finch, indicating that a new one has been written in the last year. McG will oversee a rewrite of the script. After a career as a music video director, McG relaunched the “Charlie’s Angels” as a feature film franchise in 2000. His next film project will be “The Babysitter,” a horror/comedy expected in theaters this year.

Comments

  • Mike Gomez

    This guy is a shitty director. Not Mark Steven Johnson bad, but bad. I can’t imagine this will be too good. On the other hand, maybe he learned a lesson from how shitty his Terminator film was. Probably not, but we’ll see, I guess.

  • Mike Gomez

    This guy is a shitty director. Not Mark Steven Johnson bad, but bad. I can’t imagine this will be too good. On the other hand, maybe he learned a lesson from how shitty his Terminator film was. Probably not, but we’ll see, I guess.

  • johaness vix

    well masters of universe was never a classic, for shitty movies shitty directors.

  • johaness vix

    Its a crap franchise by the way.

  • Wyrmdog

    If it can channel the crazy awesome of the last cartoon series from what, 2002…it should be a lot of fun (that show had some outstanding action sequences). However, I expect a trainwreck. He-Man and live-action just don’t go together. Too easy to do wrong.