Looks like Sony’s planned live-action take on the classic animated series and Hasbro toy line is finally gaining some momentum, as Deadline report that McG (Terminator: Salvation, This Means War, Charlies Angels) is in talks to take a seat in the director’s chair of Masters Of The Universe.
The cartoon remains popular to this day and there are numerous spin-offs, comics, books and toys available that still sell very well, so a big screen outing for He-Man and his pals should do pretty good business… potentially. After all, we did have that disastrous 1987 movie starring Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor, which has since emerged as something of a campy cult favorite but was a box office bomb at the time.
Sony has been trying to get this movie up and running for a while now, with numerous writers and directors attached over the years. If McG does sign on, he’ll also oversee Alex Litvak and Mike Finch’s script. The project has Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch on board as producers.
Masters of the Universe doesn’t currently have a release date, but we’ll keep you updated on any further developments.