By the power of Grayskull!
There's good news and bad news for Masters of the Universe fans. The good news is that the live-action movie is moving forward and Sony Pictures has hired a new writer for the project. The bad news is that they've hired Richard Wenk, the man behind the remake of The Mechanic, to do the job.
Variety reports that Sony likes Wenk because of his work on the script for the upcoming Denzel Washington adaptation of The Equalizer, but it's hard to ignore his produced credits so far with the abysmal The Mechanic and the terrible Bruce Willis movie 16 Blocks under his belt. Then again, Wenk did co-write The Expendables 2 with Sylvester Stallone, and that movie ended up being a lot more fun than the first entry.
Based on his previous filmography, I find it hard to believe that this is the right guy to bring another Masters of the Universe movie to the big screen (don't forget about the Dolph Lundgren version!), but with G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu behind the camera, maybe they can make something kinetic enough to satisfy fans.
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