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Masters of the Universe movie to begin filming this spring

January 17th, 2018 by Dave Bowling Comments

Need some cheesy 80s toy line heroics in your life? Y’know, ones that don’t involve the words “Michael Bay” and “Transformers”? Worry not, Sony has you covered.

Yes indeedie, He-Man and co are headed back to the big screen, with plans in place for a December 2019 release. David S Goyer, the man who helped save Batman/screwed over the DCEU (delete according to personal taste) has been tapped to write and direct the movie, which is planned to begin shooting some time in April. Goyer will be joined on writing duties by Lindsey Beer, who worked on Godzilla vs Kong and it attached to the writers’ room for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Star Trek project.

Sony has been trying to get a Masters of the Universe movie into production since 2009, with several other directors attached in the last nine years. It now seems like things are getting into gear. No filming locations or casting announcements have been made as of yet, but you’ll know when we do.

There’s been numerous adaptations of the Masters toy line over the years, the most well-known of course being the cheesier-than-a-ten-year-old-Camembert cartoon series that ran from 1983 to 85. With any luck, the plot will more closely follow the 2002 revived series, where the tone was much more serious and He-Man wasn’t just Prince Adam with no shirt on. And the less said about the infamous 1987 movie the better…

Still, Dolph Lundgren cameo, anyone?

No?

I’ll get me coat…

Masters of the Universe is currently slated for release on 18 December 2019.

Source: CBR

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...