If you’re old enough to remember He-Man & The Masters of the Universe, well, you’re older than us. The famous Mattel owned franchise which was originally a cartoon that ran between 1983 & 1985 is set for a live action reboot at Sony Pictures, and by the power of Grayskull they have landed a writer!
According to Variety, Christopher Yost who is a Marvel veteran having wrote Thor 2: The Dark World & currently working on Thor 3: Ragnarok will be stepping in to bring He-Man back to the big screen. Yost won’t be starting from scratch however. This film has been in production with Sony since at least 2009 and Yost is being drafted in to rewrite and polish off drafts penned by several other big names, one such name being Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2).
For those unfamiliar with He-Man & The Masters of the Universe, it featured Prince Adam, from the planet Eternia, who had the power to transform himself into the strongest man in the universe, He-Man, and used said powers to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil Skeletor.
This won’t be the first time He-Man has been on the big screen. In 1987, Rocky IV star Dolph Lundgren took on the role of protecting Eternia and despite it being a critical failure, has gained somewhat of a cult status among MOTU fans.
No release date has been announced as of yet for Masters of the Universe but stay tuned to Nerd Lowdown for all the latest!