Rumor: New Slew of Directors Being Eyed For MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
Like many remakes, reboots and inbetweequals, the Masters of the Universe project has had a rough road. It have bounced from studio to studio and has had several directors attached to the project. The latest to take the helm and eventually step away was Jon M. Chu, who breathed new life into the spectacularly awful GI Joe franchise. Chu was forced to choose between the third film in that franchise and the potential reboot of the He-Man franchise. If you read the title of this article, then you know which film he chose to helm.
Naturally, Sony is looking to bring a new director on board and a bit of news popped up on the radar this afternoon that may give us an idea of the type of person they are looking for. According to Schmoes Know, the studio isn’t looking for a particular type of director at all, but the list they give us is quite impressive.Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Rian Johnson (Looper), Andy Muschietti (Mama), Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders (The Croods) and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) are all being looked at to take on the film.
Looking at that list, I don’t really see a bad name. Cornish was recently rumored to be up for the third Star Trek film and his work on Attack the Block was phenomenal. Rian Johnson did wonders with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper. I could go on gushing of this list, but I’ll refrain. Should Sony sign of of these fine directors, it may give me a bit of hope for this project. I like what Chu did to improve the GI Joe franchise, but I’d take any one of these folks in a heart beat.
What do you think of this list? Any one in particular that stands out to you? Who would you like to see take on the lead role in the film should it go forward?