More directors linked to Masters Of The Universe reboot

News Simon Brew 13 Jan 2014 - 07:00

He-Man is heading back to the movies, and a shortlist of possible Masters Of The Universe directors has sprung up...

Plans are still afoot to bring a live action He-Man movie to the big screen, with Columbia Pictures trying to put a new Masters Of The Universe movie together. The project his a problem last October when director Jon M Chu departed the film to go and make G.I. Joe 3 instead. Since then, there's been little word of who will replace him. Until now, anyway.

According to Schmoes Know, there's a shortlist of directors who are on the studio's radar for the project. That said, just because they're on the studio's radar, it doesn't mean the people concerned are pitching for the project themselves. For instance, The Croods' directing pair of Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders are on the list, but they're already committed to making The Croods 2 for DreamWorks.

Other names? Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick), Andy Muschietti (Mama), Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), and the directorial team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who have 22 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie out this year). We've been in touch since the original report broke with one of those directors, who's said that there's "not much truth" to the report. Furthermore, Muschietti is committed to making the new The Mummy movie at Universal. So unless Columbia is willing to wait a couple more years, it's probably safe to scratch him off the list too.

The only certainty we'd take regarding the project thus far is that Dolph Lundgren will not be reprising the role of He-Man. We'll keep you posted as we hear more...

Schmoes Know.

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