Work was rolling along for a new version of He-Man, at least until would-be director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) dropped out. But now Masters of the Universe might finally be back on track.
Schmoes Know is reporting that Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) has signed on to direct the Masters of the Universe remake, at least according to their mysterious scooper. According to their report, the deal is “closed,” so we might see an official announcement sometime soon.
Though Kick-Ass 2 didn’t set the box office on fire, Wadlow is still a hot commodity and was rumored to be up for taking on that mysterious X-Force film at Fox as part of the expanded X-Men lineup of spinoffs and sequels. Chu has slightly more proven action chops, but Wadlow should be a capable hand at the helm if this is true.
But it begs the question: Do we really need a new version of Masters of the Universe? It was great because of its schlockiness, and though it’d be cool to get a big-budget, semi-serious take on the franchise, we’re not entirely sold.
In case you’re not a child of the 1980s, here’s the official synopsis for the series:
In a distant and mystical land, wimpy Prince Adam leads the life of royalty. Unknown to all but a few close friends/allies, Prince Adam is actually a hero, the mighty He-Man. Together with his friends, (such as Teela; her father, a man-at-arms; mysterious Orko and his mighty friend/horse substitute Battle Cat), He-Man battles the evil Skeletor and his minions for control of the world, and, more importantly, for the control, power and “honor of Greyskull,” the mysterious castle from which He-Man derives his powers.
What do you think? Is Wadlow a good choice?
(Via Schmoes Know)