Rewrite ordered for Masters Of The Universe movie

News Simon Brew 15 Oct 2012 - 06:34

The new Masters Of The Universe continues its slow journey to the big screen...

Sony is continuing to push ahead on a new big screen Masters Of The Universe adventure, which will mark the second time that He-Man has hit cinemas (following the previous Dolph Lundgren-headlined movie from 1987).

The latest on the new project is that the studio has brought in Richard Wenk to do some rewrite work. Wenk, whose previous credits include The Mechanic and The Expendables 2, will get to work on a new take on the screenplay for director Jon M Chu. Wenk, you’ll notice, has form writing for the mighty Jason Statham. Just pointing that out. We suspect Statham will not be playing He-Man, however. Wenk has also penned the script for the upcoming film of The Equalizer, incidentally.

When we hear more news on Masters Of The Universe, we shall, of course, bring it to you. Here’s the story at Variety in the meantime.

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Being a child of the 80's, I am very much looking forward to this.

Although I will miss Dolph's vomiting sounds every time he used his sword.

Who needs a script? All you need is Statham in a blonde wig...

Who on earth was crying out for this?

This could work very well, if done as a serious epic fantasy. Probably a trilogy. To do it any justice at all, it would need a treatment equal to LOTR in terms of production and writing. And the golden rule this time, it must absolutely NOT be set on Earth, or even acknowledge Earth's existence. Lessons must be learnt.

Oh and I forgot to mention:
I.... haaave... the POWEEEEEEERRRRR!!!!

...and sufficient special effects to make Statham look 7 feet tall! His boot heels would have to be specially made... it won't work. It's got to be Dolph, or Dwayne Johnson, or - even better than an existing big name - an unknown actor who happens to be a 7-foot tall muscle builder.

PS. I thought Frank Langella was absolutely brilliant as Skeletor. For me, he was the jewel in the crown of the original movie.

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