McG In ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Talks

Filmmaker McG is in talks to revive the long-awaited new MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie.

Warner Bros. studio officials had previously tapped directors Joel Silver and John Stevenson to create a live-action version of the 1980s cartoon series back in 2009, but the plans fell through.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation moviemaker Jon M. Chu was then briefly linked to the job, and now, with Sony Pictures bosses in charge, Charlie’s Angels director McG is said to be interested in tackling the project to bring cartoon hero He-Man to life once more.

McG, real name Joseph McGinty Nichol, is reportedly waiting to read the latest script draft before making any decisions about the movie, reports Empire.

Predators duo Mike Finch and Alex Litvak had initially been handed the task of writing the Masters of the Universe reboot, before Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio came onboard in 2013. It is not currently known if Rossio is still involved.

The franchise last hit the big screen in 1987, when Dolph Lundgren starred as muscle-bound Adam, Prince of Eternia, aka He-Man, opposite Frank Langella as his evil nemesis Skeletor.

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