Kick-Ass 2 director to make new Masters Of The Universe film

News Simon Brew 10 Apr 2014 - 06:21

He-Man takes another step back towards the big screen, as Jeff Wadlow lands the Masters Of The Universe job...

The long in gestation big screen reboot of Masters Of The Universe might just be pressing ahead again, with news of a fresh director seemingly joining the project.

Previously, Masters Of The Universe had been set to be directed by Jon M Chu. However, the G.I. Joe 2 director dropped out last autumn, at around the time that Pirates Of The Caribbean co-scribe Terry Rossio came on to rework the screenplay.

Back in February, the shortlist of directors for the new Masters Of The Universe had apparently been whittled down to names such as Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid remake) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2). And now, Schmoes Know is reporting that Wadlow has got the job.

Wadlow had apparently been Fox's choice to helm X-Force as well, but it looks as if Sony has locked him down first. It's unlikely, given the timescales of both projects, that he'll be able to do both.

We don't have a formal timescale for Masters Of The Universe yet, but Sony isn't likely to want to hang around for the film now. We'll keep you posted as we hear more.

Schmoes Know.

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