Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Sony and Escape Artists are reviving He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, after the toy and cartoon property spent years in development hell. At one point recently, Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation) was going to direct a script by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger). Now Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow has been hired to re-write the film, and there is supposition that he could direct as well.
The news was first reported by Schmoes Know last night — though that site insisted Wadlow will also direct — and confirmed by various trade outlets hours later.
We haven’t heard much about what Wadlow will do with the script, but trade reports make the story sound like one which follows the original line pretty closely: “Set on Eternia, the story follows a blond warrior named Prince Adam who turns into the heroic He-Man and battles a villain named Skeletor out to conquer Castle Grayskull.”