For many of us He-Man and the Masters of the Universe lives in a very special place in our hearts – called Castle Greyskull.
Our friends over at nerdbastards have run a piece wherein Jon Chu – director of classics such as the Step-Up movies, Justin Beiber and the on/off GI Joe sequel – talks about his feeling about the script and tone of his next projcet – Masters Of The Universe:
“I was approached about doing a Masters of the Universe movie and while at first I was skeptical, I read the script and I was blown away. I had no idea what to expect but it was such a fresh, UNEXPECTED approach I was immediately intrigued. I never expected to connect on a human level to a MOTU movie but I really plugged in emotionally. That alone, got me excited to see what we could do with the property.
“I feel like there’s a lot of room to crack open the Masters of the Universe story. We are still in our process and I think we have some great seeds planted but making one of these types of movies RIGHT takes a lot of TONAL tightroping so we’re just going to play for the next several months. Play with designs, play with the characters, try new things, maybe go too far on some things and pull back. The process is really important to find where the right line is so we can land right on it. I think that’s what can dig out the properties full potential for a cinematic rebirth.”
So there you have it. He talks the talk, but we most say, given his previous work, we’re still very, very concerned…