Sony Pictures is still trying to make a Masters of the Universe movie despite a decade of development hell. The power of brand recognition is strong in Hollywood, and the studio has their eyes on making a fantasy action blockbuster franchise out of the popular He-Man toyline and cartoon. However, the vision that writer/director David S. Goyer had was too expensive for Sony to bring to life, and one of the creature designers hired to work on that iteration of Masters of the Universe has recently teased some details about what we’ll be missing out on. Read More »
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has turned out to be a galactic hit for Netflix, earning critical raves and a loyal fan community that has flocked around the ’80s warrior princess reboot. But there may only be room for one Master of the Universe in the animated Netflix series. Though the original She-Ra is a spin-off of the 1983 series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the original loin cloth-wearing warrior won’t be making an appearance in the new She-Ra series. Yet.
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By the Power of Grayskull! Mondo has announced a new line of Masters of the Universe action figures in a details sixth scale line that comes with an incredible array of accessories worthy of only the most powerful of Eternia.
Check out the images of the first of Mondo Masters of the Universe action figures line-up. Read More »
For years Hollywood has been trying to get a new take on Masters of the Universe off the ground. After cycling through various directors and writers, the current iteration of the project lies in the hands of Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation director McG. He’s not exactly anyone’s first choice to take on such a beloved property, but that’s who Sony Pictures have entrusted with Masters of the Universe for now. So what’s the status of the project?
In a recent interview, McG talked about where they’re at in development the Masters of the Universe reboot, acknowledged meeting with Kellan Lutz for the project, and referenced a bunch of recently popular franchises and filmmakers that are influencing their approach to the movie. Read More »
A new big screen version of Masters of the Universe has been in the works for years with various writers penning new drafts, but no version getting anywhere near getting in front of the camera. The latest attempt is in the hands of Sony Pictures with Charlie’s Angels director McG in talks to bring He-Man to the big screen again for the first time in nearly 20 years, and now it sounds like the filmmaker is meeting with potential stars for the movie.
Kellan Lutz, who found fame with a supporting role in The Twilight Saga and has followed it up with a series of awful movies like The Legend of Hercules, recently revealed that he met with McG, specifically about the Masters of the Universe movie. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Steve Cuts has created Where Are They Now?, a six minute animated short film which shows the sad lives of our favorite cartoon characters who are “facing reality long after their heyday prime.” The short starts off showing what has become of Roger Rabbit and his wife Jessica, but it also features many other cartoon characters from the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, including characters from He-man, Donald Duck, The Smurfs, Super Mario, Thundercats, Carebears and many more. The short is funny but also very sad — I’ve always wished we would see a Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel which would show us what became of all of our beloved childhood cartoon characters (but I never imagined it could have gotten this bad). Watch the Where Are They Now short film embedded after the jump.
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We’ve got two art shows to tell you about today. One is movie specific, second is more subtle and pop culture centric, both are very cool.
First, tied in with this weekend’s huge new release, Disney is releasing some Oz the Great and Powerful art by Joey Chou at their WonderGround Gallery at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA. The gallery will also have a bunch of props from the film on display.
Next up, Los Angeles’s Gallery 1988 is opening their latest show, Product Placement, on March 9. It features works based on different products in movies and TV. What does that mean? Well how about Dapper Dan in O’Brother Where Art Thou, Oceanic 815 in Lost, Shark Repellent in Batman, Neo Tokyo Customs in Akira, Morrie’s Wigs in Goodfellas and much, much more. Check images out below. Read More »
The best part of collecting pop culture art is the moment you see a piece that speaks to you. The moment when an artist created a work for a teeny, tiny film that you loved growing up and now there it is, perfectly represented, and you just have to own it. Personally, this has happened multiple times with the work of artists Jeff Boyes, Joshua Budich and Jay Shaw. These three super-talented, super-deserving, but not-yet-super-famous artists are collaborating in a new exhibition that opens Thursday at Gallery 1988‘s Venice, CA location.
In it, films like Teen Wolf, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Thrashin’ (yes, the Josh Brolin skateboarding movie), Akira, Jaws, Masters of the Universe, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Klute are just a few of the properties on display. OK, they’re not tiny movies, but still. Check out the images after the jump and find out more about the show. Read More »
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By the power of Grayskull, Sony has been trying to revive the Masters of the Universe franchise for several years. Screenwriters were hired in 2010 to take a pass at the popular story of He-Man and now talks have revved up again as Jon Chu, the director of G.I. Joe Retaliation, is in talks to direct. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Some movies are born easily: they represent a whole bunch of factors like script, talent and money that happen to be in the same place at the same time. Others aren’t born so easily, and lurch towards screens in fits and starts. Case in point: Disney’s animated adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story, King of the Elves, and Sony’s attempt to make a new movie out of the ’80s toy line and cartoon Masters of the Universe.
Both films might be picking up steam again, however, after falling off the radar for a while. Read More »