By the power of Grayskull! It looks like the live-action Masters of the Universe movie has landed directors after all.
Following the news that David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight; Blade: Trinity) bowed out as director, Sony Pictures and Mattel have hired the directing duo of brothers Aaron and Adam Nee to helm the He-Man movie, according to Variety. And although Goyer is no longer directing, he’s still set to be the film’s writer and executive producer.
As of February, the movie was set to be released in December of 2019. Although there’s no official word as to whether that release date is still on, landing the directors should enable the studios to move ahead as planned with production—and stick to the scheduled release date.
The movie will be based on the popular line of Mattel toys, which led to an animated TV series from 1983 to 1985, and a 1987 film starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, and Courtney Cox.
The film marks the Nee Brothers’ first major studio feature. In 2015, they released their indie thriller Band of Robbers, which received critical acclaim.
Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch from Escape Artists are set to produce, along with DeVon Franklin.