[Movies] New Directors on Short List for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Film
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.26.2014
Jon Chu is out…
According to a new report from The Wrap, it appears director Jon Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation) is now off the planned He-Man and the Masters of the Univers film for Columbia Pictures. Now reportedly Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid), and Chris McKay (editor and animation supervisor of The LEGO Movie) are now on the short list of directors for the project.
Masters of the Universe originated as a Mattel toy line in the 1980's that eventually spawned a successful animated series, the She-Ra: Princess of Power spinoff, and also a live action movie in 1987.
The current iteration of the project has been developed by Sony and Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch. Terry Rossio (The Lone Ranger) recently came on board to rewrite the script.