The Masters of the Universe movie has officially been rewritten. Fans of the 80s cartoon series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe might finally see a movie that isn’t a horrible mess made to cash in on the franchise.
Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow recently finished a new script for the Masters of the Universe reboot, tweeted in turn by Columbia Pictures head Devon Franklin. Hopefully we can finally forget that Dolph Lundgren movie about He-Man defeating his arch nemesis Skeletor and his henchmen with… music and a rip-off of Star Wars.
Not all reboots are good though, as the last attempt to bring back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became a bad mutation of what the audience wanted. With Michael Bay as the producer, its chances were critically slammed before it was even made.
With Jeff Wadlow having been the director behind the mildly disappointing sequel to Kick-Ass, the Masters of the Universe movie could be another bad reboot.
Hollywood seems to insist on rebooting everything that is either too old or didn’t work the first time. Fans can still be relieved that at least the script for the Masters of the Universe reboot will center around what we loved in the 80s.
Jeff Wadlow’s script revolves around Prince Adam, who turns into He-Man and becomes the last hope for Eternia, ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor, according to Coming Soon. This certainly sounds more like the cartoon series than the first live-action movie we saw, though the “technology” might still make fans wary.
He-Man was always set in a fictional world of magic and minimal technology, even when it crossed over into its spin-off She-Ra: Princess of Power.
— DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) January 2, 2015
The future of the Masters of the Universe movie reboot is still shaky, having been in limbo for a long time now. At one point, G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu was set to direct it. If Wadlow is tapped to direct X-Force for Marvel, it may end his involvement with the He-Man movie and put it back on the shelf.
The film has not yet moved past the scripting phase, so we can’t know anything more until Columbia Pictures moves forward and begins announcing the cast. It looks doubtful, but we now know there is an official Masters of the Universe script, rewritten as of Christmas Eve 2014.
Will this next attempt at the Masters of the Universe movie be another flop? Will it even get past the scripting phase?
What do you think about the possible Masters of the Universe reboot?
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