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Marvel’s Christopher Yost to Rewrite Masters of the Universe for SONY

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    Variety is reporting that Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) is now handling the scripting duties for the upcoming Masters of the Universe movie. Previous drafts of the Masters of the Universe script were written by Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow. Yost has been an active writer since 2005, working on X-Men: Evolution, The Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and shows and movies set in the Marvel comics universe. In August 2013, Yost was announced as the writer for Mattel's Max Steel feature film, as well as the co-writer on the upcoming Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok.

    Variety includes a general synopsis for the movie:

    Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor who seeks to conquer a fortress known as Castle Grayskull in order to learn the secrets held within.

    The Masters of the Universe movie is being produced by Sony Pictures and Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch from Escape Artists. The original cartoon, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe aired from 1983-1985. A live-action film was made in 1987 starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor.
    "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

  • #2
    it's because of stories like this that I'll believe a Masters movie when I'll see it.

    And even then I'll still won't believe it.


    • #3
      Yeah I'm well into once I see a trailer camp


      • #4
        You don't say!!!!

        By the time they start making this movie, I'd be watching Star Wars episode IX on my iPhone 20s...


        • #5
          I'm still disappointed that Fisto wasn't in the 1987 film... lol. I'm sure this film will be a better film with Chris Yost on board. Getting a writer from Marvel movies is a big win in my books.
          “The internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it." ― John Perry Barlow


          • #6
            Thor Dark world is not a ringing endorsement, that movie was pure shit. I do like his animated work though, maybe he should stick to that.
            “Anything is a dildo, if you're brave enough"
            Thomas Jefferson

            Always looking to trade MOTUC to complete my collection.


            • Captain Atkin
              Captain Atkin commented
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              He wasn't the only writer on Thor: The Dark World. Hard to say how much he actually wrote on that. But his work on television and in the comics is promising.

          • #7
            A kickstarter campaign might be the only thing that gets a movie launched...that or Netflix!
            “You could reach any goal you want, it just might mean taking the circular path.” ~Daniel Larusso


            • Mechanizor
              Mechanizor commented
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              I'm not sure about Netflix though, especially after losing $8 billion in value just in two days!

            • Andy
              Andy commented
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              I was unaware.

              Just seemed like Netflix was starting to do their own thing....Daredevil, fuller house, Adam Sandler doing a shitty Western.

          • #8
            I'm going to remain optimistic. And Yost has written some pretty good stuff, I quite liked The Dark World. It wasn't the best Marvel movie, but at least it wasn't Fantastic Four.


            • #9
              I know I'm about a month late for chiming in, but I really like what this guy's done with the Marvel animated projects he's worked on. I would trust MOTU in his hands. He's obviously done his homework on Marvel to make things that might go a little bit out in left field like with "Iron Man - AA" and "Wolverine and the X-Men" seem just as good as stuff that tries to shape the source material into its own sustaining universe like "Avengers - Earth's Mightiest Heroes". The last two series I mentioned I'd put on the same level as the first four DCAU series continutities (Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Batman Beyond, and Justice League) for staying true to the source material and expanding upon it when necessary to get a really damn good story that brings both hardcore and casual fans together to enjoy the finished product. This is much better news than finding out the idiot who wrote "The Lone Ranger" is working on this movie. I'd call that a low blow to MOTU fans.
              I make my own MOTU video games. Wanna see?


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