Many of us have some fond memories we carry with us regarding He-Man and the Master of the Universe. Back in the 80s, we were bombarded by cartoons and toys and if you were like me at all you had an extensive collection of He-Man action figures (including the Castle Greyskull playset, bitches!). But there hasn’t been a decent movie of the childhood franchise since way back in 1987. Oh wait… Correction – there was never a decent He-Man movie. But it does look like Jon Chu, director of the latest G.I. Joe flick will be trying to change all that by going on to direct a new incarnation of this property.
While chatting about his involvement with the new Masters of the Universe undertaking, Chu had a few things to say:
We’re still early but we’re deep in experimenting. This is the most fun phase for me because we get to try everything we’ve ever wanted to try in [Masters of the Universe] and then we get to throw out all the things that don’t work, which is most of it. [This allows us to know] what our tone is, where we’re going to head with it and it’s a very important phase because it shows [us] the direction we’re going to go in the future. So we’re very early, we don’t know a lot yet other than that we’re playing around and having a lot of fun.
So it looks like there’s no real news to speak of as of yet. They’re just playing with concepts, but it does seem as if the movie is being taken seriously as far as putting it into development goes.
The new project will feature a script by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch (Predators), which doesn’t exactly scream quality. Furthermore, Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is not getting the best reviews currently, despite the fact that it is raking in some cash. All-in-all, I’m not too optimistic.
What do our lovely and barely-clothed Nerd Readers have to say about all this? Do you think that this crew is worthy to tackle our childhood memories? Or should Chu and company just retire and save everyone a whole mess of grief?
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.