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    According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Terminator Salvation director McG, is no longer attached to direct the long in development adaptation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The report states that Sony is currently meeting with potential directors and that David S Goyer has been brought in to write the script.


    From HeManWorld.com news page:





    Update: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that McG (Terminator Salvation), who has been on board to direct the long-discussed Masters of the Universe reboot since early 2016, is no longer attached to direct the movie. EW has learned from a source familiar with the production that Sony Pictures is meeting with directors. The source also claims that David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) is writing the screenplay for the event film. There has been no official word as of yet from the studio on these reported developments.

    The upcoming Masters of the Universe reboot finally has an official release date of December 18th, 2019. Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing the film.

    The animated “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” series ran from 1983 to 1985. Cannon Films produced the 1987 “Masters of the Universe” movie, that starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as the evil Skeletor.

    In June of 2016, actor Kellan Lutz tweeted about the meeting he had with McG and producer Mary Viola. Director McG confirmed that a meeting took place in an interview with IGN, saying that Lutz would be considered “very, very carefully,” noting how “passionate” he is about the character and story. Dolph Lundgren has also expressed interest in having a cameo role in the film. To date, there has been no official word yet on any casting for the film.

    McG had this to say to ComingSoon.net:

    “I think we want to honor the fan base, first and foremost. We also need to be cognizant of the incredible resonance of what Kevin Feige is doing with Marvel, and the balance of full-bodied entertainment. That it’s both credible and emotional, action-packed, and the story of a hero’s journey. It’s the genesis of He-Man, it’s the becoming of He-Man. We want it to be clicking on all cylinders in that regard. We’re not going to stop until we get it right.”
    Mechanizor
    Mechlord of Cyborgia
    Last edited by Mechanizor; 04-27-2017, 08:44 PM.

  • #2
    Goyer? :bang:

    FFS, that guy is so overrated.
    ....... on the bright side, at least McG was shown the door.

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    • Mechanizor
      Mechanizor
      Mechlord of Cyborgia
      Mechanizor commented
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      No idea who Goyer is, but I wasn't that excited about the McG guy either!

    • Captain Atkin
      Captain Atkin
      Administrator
      Captain Atkin commented
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      David S. Goyer co-wrote Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

    • Croc-O-Bite!
      Croc-O-Bite!
      Filmation sucks
      Croc-O-Bite! commented
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      My money's on Christopher Nolan doing the heavy lifting when it came to the story and screen writing of those two movies. Not saying Goyer is a shit writer or anything like like that, but come on Hollywood, Goyer can't write every ****ing thing.....

  • #3
    one step forward and one step back.

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  • #4
    I think David S. Goyer is a step in the right direction. He co-wrote Batman Begins, and I'd love to see He-Man get a similar treatment on film.
    "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

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    • Captain Atkin
      Captain Atkin
      Administrator
      Captain Atkin commented
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      He co-wrote those films, yes, but its important to remember that the studio and the director wanted to go a different way with Man of Steel and BvS. I put most of the blame of those films on the Director and studio, who had creative control over the story development. Goyer did a good job on the Nolan trilogy, and on the Blade films.

    • PhantomZodak
      PhantomZodak
      Heroic Warrior
      PhantomZodak commented
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      also batman vs superman was edited for movie theaters, if you watch the full Blu-ray you'll see how good it is

    • Crespo
      Crespo
      He-Mullet
      Crespo commented
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      Blade Trinity... That's reason enough to distrust Goyer... Then we have the whole MARTHA!! thing... I mean, Goyer is marginally better than Justin Marks, but is as hit or miss as Akiva Goldsman.

  • #5
    I can hope, but if they keep orko & campy failmation elements like that haircut, it will fail.
    http://thepowersword.blogspot.com

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    • Crespo
      Crespo
      He-Mullet
      Crespo commented
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      Orko is doable in competent hands... and kept mostly in the background.

  • #6
    Pixel-Dan's thoughts on this topic:

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    • #7
      Here is a new rumor about Skeletor not appearing in the new movie, and Pixel-Dan/The Geek Easy Podcast is discussing it in this short video:

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      • Black Zodac
        Black Zodac
        Heroic Warrior
        Black Zodac commented
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        Who would even have the inside scoop on such a thing? I doubt that any fans have seen the script.

        Pixel Dan is a toy reviewer. He does not have any inside knowledge on the film.

      • Mechanizor
        Mechanizor
        Mechlord of Cyborgia
        Mechanizor commented
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        Dan said that someone online/Y-T who was on a Comic Podcast has claimed that he gained that inside knowledge!... I take that rumor with a grain of salt, but then again, lots of the Hollywood people usually come up with very bad ideas and terrible scripts!

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