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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

He-Man Returns

Columbia Pictures has hired the screenwriters behind Predators, Mike Finch and Alex Litvak, for Masters of the Universe, it’s feature adaptation of ’80s warrior hero He-Man.


No details have yet been released on the plot or whether this incarnation will be live-action or animated, however the film will focus on Prince Adam and his ability to transform into the sword-wielding hero He-Man (”By the power of Grayskull!”) to battle his arch nemesis Skeletor.

According to THR’s Heat Vision blog, the biggest challenge in pitching their take was finding a story that makes the fantasy world of Eternia appear cinematic to the studio while still receiving story approval from Mattel, who owns the rights and has proven to be difficult to please.  The Mattel property was previously set up at Warner Bros, but ultimately fell apart after years in development due to creative differences over the vision.  Who do you think should be He-Man?  My vote is for Jared Padalecki or Jason Lewis.  Leave your suggestions in the comments.

This included Grayskull, a Lord of the Rings style epic confrontation of good and evil written by Justin Marks, as well as several other drafts from different screenwriters.  John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) was set to bring the live-action story to the screen before Warner Bros put the project in turnaround.  Columbia picked it up in September 2009.
Apart from Fox’s Predators sequel, Finch and Litvak sold Medieval for $800,000 (against $1.6M) last year, which courted directors McG and Rob Cohen before falling through.

I grew up a HUGE fan of He-Man and even watched Shera after it was revealed as his long lost sister.  Many of you may remember the Masters Of The Universe film that was released in 1987.  The live action film starred Dolph Lundgren as the warrior He-Man and co-starred Chelsea Field and a young Courtney Cox, along with the woman who ended up laying Courtney's mother on Friends, Christina Pickles as Sorceress.

Im excited with the talk of this becoming a new Lord Of The Rings, a movie franchise that never got my attention.  If they plan on making Eternia a new world and a whole new franchise, sign me up.

9 comments:

Scott said...

I'd go with Kellan Lutz myself.

Lana said...

I'm with you GB, Jared should get it :)

Anonymous said...

Jared should get it! He needs it! ge deserves it!

Helena said...

...I LOVE Jason Lewis...

Anonymous said...

Of course you all want Jared. This site must be run by one of the SPN Fans.

Hollowdoll said...

I was going to say you all are crazy thinking Jared. But I looked at the pic and I could kind of see it! He-man! Snort! Jared is HUGE now!

Anonymous said...

I do not understand the CW obsession on this site when there are so many way better-looking men in Hollywood.

I vote Jason Lewis

Anonymous said...

What is all this new nonsense about The Gossip Boy being one of the guys in SPN or even a fan of the show? Crazy! SPN fans barely step out of LiveJournal and Jared and Jensen work endless hours nine months of the year and spend the remaining three talking about how they work endless hours nine months of the year and spend... No. I'm telling you, there's no way.

But I stopped by to say/ask... WHO is that Jason Lewis?? He looks gorgeous! Male, hotter version of Lindsay from QAF. I like!

Sorry Jared: he is already blond. Not that I ever cared much about He-Man, tho.

Kit said...

Jason Lewis. A bit more buff and with good hair. Hawt.