masters of the universe

Now, for some news on that long-awaited and oft-forgotten Master of the Universe movie reboot.  It looks as if Warner Bros. is damned and determined to get this thing going and there has been a little more progress… well, sort of.  A new scriptwriter has been brought on-board to try at yet another incarnation of the film, while the director previously signed on to the project has bowed out. Who now has the power? By the power of Greyskull, read on through to find out.

As for the script, it looks like Terry Rossio will be taking a crack at putting together something that WB is willing to shoot.  Known for his work in crafting such works as Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean (all four and the upcoming fifth) and this summer’s mega-flop, The Lone Ranger, we shall have to wait and see what he can do for MotU.  Mayhap we will be getting another big-budget explosion-fest?

Or perhaps not.  For it also seems that mister explosion himself, Jon M. Chu is out of the director’s chair.  In case you don’t know, he’s the director that brought us such classics as G.I. Joe: Retaliation and those two fabulous Justin Bieber documentaries.  So yeah folks, I think we just dodged a major bullet with that one.

So what will become of Masters of the Universe?   Nobody knows… but at least we do know they’re still trying to make it happen.


Thanks to /film for the heads-up.

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