Jon Chu In Early Talks For Masters Of The Universe
Jon M. Chu has had some time on his hands. The G.I. Joe sequel was delayed for nearly a year for “3D conversion” or so the studio says. It seems that while the wait for Joe continues, Chu has been talking about directing a Masters of the Universe live-action film for Sony.
Talks are very early, but are underway according to Deadline. Masters of the Universe is about Prince Adam, who can transform into He-Man with the help of a magical sword and the power of Grayskull. He battles the forces of evil assembled under his enemy Skeletor.
There have been attempts to get a film going in the past. Studios have tried to redo the 1987 flop starring Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. The film has been worked on by Alex Litvak (The Three Musketeers) and Mike Finch (Exclusively Yours) under the title Grayskull, but it has reportedly gone back to Mattel.
It’s hard to judge Chu since G.I. Joe has been delayed and his only other films are Step Up and a Justin Bieber flick. Hopefully Joe is good, but with all the delays and conflicting reports it sounds like a trouble film. I’m just not sure about this one. What do you think? Does your excitement over He-Man trump any Chu worries? Do you think this video is as awesome as I do? It’s a fairly accurate depiction of He-Man.
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Source : Deadline