Masters Of The Universe is set to be McG’s next film – and the movie is getting a script polish…
It’s been stuck in development for a little while now, but there’s still a plan to bring Masters Of The Universe back to the big screen in a movie reboot. Director McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator: Salvation) has been attached to the project for a little while now, and he’s given an update on its progress to IGN.
“It’s a very exciting moment for Masters Of The Universe”, he revealed. “We have a big meeting with Sony regarding prep of the movie on Wednesday. And we’re in the middle of a bit of a script polish, and it’s my absolute passion. I’m laser-focused on that being my next film. But I mean, you know how it works in contemporary filmmaking. You really, really have to earn the good will of the parent studio, and Tom Rothman runs a tight ship at Sony, and we’re going to get there. I’m so happy to report that to the fans.”
McG also noted that he wanted to “honour the fan base”, and added that “we also need to be cognizant of the incredible resonance of what Kevin Feige is doing with Marvel, and the balance of full-bodied entertainment. That it’s both credible and emotional, action-packed, and the story of a hero’s journey”.
The film will tell of the genesis of He-Man, and McG professed himself to be a fan of the original film. And if you want clues as to his touchpoints for the new movie, “obviously, we’re all cognizant of what’s going on with Game Of Thrones. It’s incredible. We’re cognizant of what’s going on in Guardians Of The Galaxy. James Gunn’s doing a great job. We’re going to try to answer the call and take it higher”.
‘Cognizant’ is our new word of the morning, incidentally.
There’s still no word yet on just when to expect the Masters Of The Universe film, but McG also hinted that casting may be starting soon. We shall keep you posted as we hear more…