Jon Chu in Talks to Direct MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
Sony Pictures and Escape Artists is finally ready to get serious about getting a big screen adaptation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to the big screen! The studios are currently in talks with G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu to take on the project.
A new Masters of the Universe movie has been trying to get to the big screen for years. It's gone through the hands of several producers, writers, directors and studios, but it looks like Sony is actually going to make it happen. According to Deadline talks have just started with Chu, who's currently getting ready to shoot a few more scenes for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which is currently going through the 3D post-conversion process.
The most recent script for the film was written Alex Litvak and Mike Finch, and the studio obviously loved it, which is why they are taking the production to the next level.
I grew up on He-Man, and I've been waiting for a new live-action movie to get made for a long ass time! He-Man and the Masters of the Universe started out as a toy line that spawned a popular animated series that ran from 1983 to 1985. They later created a couple animated TV remakes, and a terribly made fun film in 1987 starring Dolph Lundgren. I loved that movie as a kid.
The story revolves around a prince named He-man who transforms into a warrior and becomes the last hope for a magical world that has been ravaged by the sinister Skeletor.
I can't wait to see how this turns out. I'm still not sure if Chu is the right man for the job, as we haven't seen what he's done with G.I. Joe: Retaliation yet. Other than that film he's known for his Step-Up movies, which isn't a selling point for me at all. But if he comes through and delivers an awesome G.I. Joe movie, then maybe he can make a solid He-Man movie as well. What do you think about Chu, possibly taking on the challenge of bringing He-man to life?