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MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: McG In Talks To Direct He-Man Reboot


Joseph McGinty Nichol may direct Masters of the Universe. The director, commonly known by the nickname “McG”, is currently in negotiations to work on Sony‘s revival of the fantasy franchise.

Having directed such big-budget films as Terminator: Salvation and the Charlie’s Angels series, McG is well-suited to helm what might be the first installment of a new He-Man movie series. Production is still a long ways off however, as talks between McG and Sony still need to be concluded and the current script written by Predators veteran Mike Finch and Alex Litvak awaits revisions by the director. A release date for the film has not been disclosed yet.

Masters of the Universe is a smart property for Sony to bank on. Starting off as a simple toy franchise from Mattel, Masters of the Universe proved widely popular with children throughout the 1980’s. The toy line’s success prompted a number of television tie-ins that complemented the runaway success of the original products, such as the animated He-Man: Masters of the Universe and the spin-off series She-Ra: Princess of Power. At the height of it’s popularity, the franchise saw the release of the first Masters of the Universe movie in 1987, with Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, Frank Langella as his nemesis Skeletor, and a young Courtney Cox as a teenage character named Julie Winston.

Plot details have not been released yet, but the following synopsis is offered from Deadline:

Masters of the Universe follows Prince Adam, who has the ability to transform into a warrior called He-Man. As He-Man, Adam becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.

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Source: Deadline

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