If you grew up in the ’80s, chances are you were a He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe fan. The original animated series ran for 3 years and was something of a phenomenon of its time; its popularity eventually leading to a movie starring Dolph Lundgren. That was… not so great, but Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have had a reboot in the planning stages for years now, and it looks like we finally have some movement on it.
Variety reports that Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Max Steel and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok) has been hired to do a rewrite of the script , which was originally penned by Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow. They don’t provide any other details, but do add the following synopsis:
“Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor who seeks to conquer a fortress known as Castle Grayskull in order to learn the secrets held within.”
So, it’s basically the cartoon then, right? This may not turn out to be the official movie blurb, of course, but it’s probably an early indication of where Sony is looking to go with it.
Tell us, are you looking forward to a new Masters Of the Universe movie? Let us know in the usual place.