Masters Of The Universe loses director Jon M Chu, gains new writer
Director Jon M Chu's out, but one of The Lone Ranger's writers is aboard for the Masters Of The Universe reboot, we've learned...
The timing of the 1987 Masters Of The Universe was a bit unfortunate, in that Dolph Lundgren's big-screen incarnation of the rippling, sword-wielding He-Man showed up just as interest in Mattel's once popular toy line began to dwindle.
More than a quarter of a century later, Columbia is making a concerted effort to bring He-Man back for a new generation, with news of a reboot appearing over the past couple of years. The last we heard, director Jon M Chu - of G.I. Joe: Retaliation fame - was set to oversee it all, but a new story from the Hollywood Reporter suggests that he's no longer attached.
Masters Of The Universe does, however, have a new writer: Terry Rossio, who co-wrote this summer's The Lone Ranger. The word is that Columbia's reboot was called Grayskull at one point - named after the series' mystical castle - but with things changing on the production, that may no longer be the case, either.
Chu said last year that it was still early days for the reboot, but the plan is to make a "darker" and "less campy" version of the story, with He-Man fighting Skeletor's forces of evil on the planet Eternia - so no trips to Earth, and no Courtney Cox in denim, we're guessing.
More news on the Masters Of The Universe reboot as it comes in.
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