MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Gains A Writer And Loses A Director

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he-manIts been a while since we heard anything about the He-Man/Masters of the Universe/Grayskull movie. Jon M. Chu, director of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, was attached to direct and that’s about all we knew. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Chu has now backed out of the film and a new writer has been found. Terry Rossio, co-writer of the mega-flop The Lone Ranger, has been hired to work on Columbia‘s big-screen adaptation of the classic toy line and cartoon series.

No reason was given for Chu‘s departure from the film. Rossio will now pen the script for the untitled film that hasn’t been slated for a tentative release yet. Rossio has also worked on both Antonio Banderas Zorro films as well Pirates of the Caribbean. His recent miss with Lone Ranger has some wondering what Columbia is thinking handing what would be another big budget, CGI heavy tentpole over. I guess it will all come down to who the new director is. Regardless, he’ll be working on a reboot for the Masters of the Universe, last seen in live-action form in the 1987 movie starring Dolph Lundgren. With a writer in place, hopefully things get back on track and we hear more about the project’s development. What do you think about Rossio landing the job?

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Source : The Hollywood Reporter