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  • Who do YOU want to direct the MOTU movie?

    Over the past few months, a number of names have been announced as potential directors for the next Masters of the Universe movie. If YOU were to choose the next director, who would you want to direct the film, and why?
    "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

  • #2
    The only one that might be able to do this film justice is Peter Jackson. Why? Because The Hobbit has the look and tone a MOTU movie needs. But it takes more than just a good director. Cinematography, production design, etc. needs to be handled by the right people.

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    • Captain Atkin
      Captain Atkin commented
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      The Director is the captain of the ship. The Director and the Producers interview the talent that are being considered for work on the film. Then the Producer makes an offer to the talent they want to hire (or to their agent). At the end of the day, it is the Director's responsibility to hire the right people for the job.

  • #3
    I think Peter Jackson needs to take a break, these last 2 Hobbit movies have been mediocre IMO. It's nice when "up and coming" directors get a shot - they tend to work their arses off to make a name for themselves . This whole "naming a director" crap is a whole lotta hoopla for nothing. I mean, it's good publicity for Mattel and MOTU - cheap marketing since once they "select" a director, they just have to pay a retainer fee so that he will be available for a certain amount of time.

    They have the script, but they could have the script forever. It could be another 5 years before we see a movie.

    At this point I would be more than happy to see MACHINA do something like they did with Mortal Kombat, and are now doing with Streetfighter.
    “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
    Thomas Jefferson

    Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.

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    • Anti-Guru
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      Aren't the Hobbit movies based on books or something?

    • GREP-A-TOR
      GREP-A-TOR commented
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      Books that have been altered with additional elves and adventures - stretched into 3 long movies, 2 of which have been average.

  • #4
    I dunno. I was going to say Peter Jackson, but how much of this fantasy stuff can he do. How about Ridley Scott?
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    • Anti-Guru
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      I like Ridley, but even his movies are full of plot holes and whatnot. Peter Jackson or James Cameron are the two best choices IMO.

  • #5
    Someone who understand MotU and it's stories without trying put too much own stuff into film like change characters roots and orgins.

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    • #6
      I actually thought someone like Zak Snyder might be good. He was actually pretty faithful in his adaptation of Watchmen, though I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, and I've liked a lot of the things he's directed. Another good choice might be Alan Taylor, who directed Thor: The Dark World and many episodes of Game of Thrones.

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      • GREP-A-TOR
        GREP-A-TOR commented
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        Watchmen = one of greatest comic adaptations evar made - love it.
        Superman = mediocre and super fail. In Snyder's defense - well, I have none - it was bad.

        He wouldn't touch MOTU anyway.

    • #7
      I'm tempted to say the team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor could do MOTU justice on the big screen after they not only made a Ghost Rider sequel that was much better than the craptastic first movie Mark Steven Johnson did, but also did the movie in a way that it could stand alone as an origin flick much better than its predecessor. They did more with Ghost Rider than just a flaming skull on a motorcycle with flaming wheels. That movie held my attention from start to finish and made me forget about the ridiculousness (especially human biker gang Blackheart and Mephisto) of the first one. Ghost Rider was a bit scary to me. Imagine what they could do with Skeletor. Their movie had a good balance of humor with its drama and action that was executed much better than "The Avengers". I'd say they could address some elements of FILMation's camp and the silliness of some of the characters' gimmicks and snap the audience right back into taking the scenes and the action seriously. Look at their work in "Gamer" and you can see they can do a decent blend of futuristic motifs with some desolate, post-apocalyptic settings. Also, their big battle scenes may involve guns and more modern weapons, but I think they could put together something that would really show off the idea of "where science ends -- magic begins."
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      • #8
        Originally posted by wallbie View Post
        I'm tempted to say the team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor could do MOTU justice on the big screen after they not only made a Ghost Rider sequel that was much better than the craptastic first movie Mark Steven Johnson did, but also did the movie in a way that it could stand alone as an origin flick much better than its predecessor. They did more with Ghost Rider than just a flaming skull on a motorcycle with flaming wheels. That movie held my attention from start to finish and made me forget about the ridiculousness (especially human biker gang Blackheart and Mephisto) of the first one. Ghost Rider was a bit scary to me. Imagine what they could do with Skeletor. Their movie had a good balance of humor with its drama and action that was executed much better than "The Avengers". I'd say they could address some elements of FILMation's camp and the silliness of some of the characters' gimmicks and snap the audience right back into taking the scenes and the action seriously. Look at their work in "Gamer" and you can see they can do a decent blend of futuristic motifs with some desolate, post-apocalyptic settings. Also, their big battle scenes may involve guns and more modern weapons, but I think they could put together something that would really show off the idea of "where science ends -- magic begins."
        All credibility was lost when I read, Ghostrider sequel was better than the first. The correct answer is both Ghostriders are complete fecal matter.

        You then go on to compare Ghostrider II to Avengers and say the action is better.

        Ghostrider the movie was scary to you? I will allow that statement, as Nicolas Cage can be scary sometimes, I hid under my covers during "Moonstruck" out of sheer terror.

        I will say that I do love your quote "Where science ends -- magic begins."
        Last edited by GREP-A-TOR; 03-29-2014, 11:47 AM.
        “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
        Thomas Jefferson

        Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.

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        • Captain Atkin
          Captain Atkin commented
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          I've never seen Ghost Rider 2, but from what I saw from the trailers online, I will say that the CGI skull in the sequel looked really good. I imagine Skeletor will have a similar skull in the next movie.

      • #9
        While the director does exercise a huge degree of control over a project, there are so many factors that go into how a movie is made and then received, that getting the director we want is only one small component to the success of the film. Personally, I would want an industry favorite that creates quality sci-fi/fantasy and can deliver a good film regardless of the material and budget that he has to work with. Any of the following men could make a beautiful movie:

        James Cameron
        Ridley Scott
        Zack Synder
        Bryan Singer
        Peter Jackson
        Steven Spielberg
        Andrew Stanton

        I really am shocked that given the financial success of Transformers, X-Men and the first GI Joe movie, none of these men have been hit up for the job. There is money in nostalgia, and its not exactly a closely guarded secret. Even John Carter of Mars, while a financial failure in comparison to some of the other aforementioned titles, still made money, and it wasn't a terrible film.
        Last edited by Sky Runner; 04-11-2014, 03:45 AM.

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        • #10
          John Milius, director of Conan The Barbarian. He also wrote part of the script. I'd like to see something a little darker and grittier than the overly kid-friendly MOTU fare we've seen thus far. Yes, I know MOTU are kids' toys but I'd still like to see Masters of The Universe with a somewhat more serious approach. Still heavy on the action and adventure but not so goofy. That's just my two cents.

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