Many have wondered if another live-action "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" film would ever get made since it has been discussed time and time again for years. It appears now though that fans may be getting closer to it actually happening. Deadline reported on July 30, 2012 that Jon Chu, director of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is in talks to direct another "Masters of the Universe" film.
As slow as the idea of the film has been moving, things actually are said to be in high gear now over at Sony Pictures and Escape Artists to make the film based on the eighties toy line from Mattel.
VIDEO: Opening theme for "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe"
Talks are just getting started with Chu as he is currently in the 3D conversion phase and scene re-shoot of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" which will hit theaters on March 29, 2013. Still, the concept of even having an idea of a director for "Masters of the Universe" is a great step in the right direction.
For those not familiar with the series, "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" was a toy line, but also an animated series in the eighties. It told the tale of Prince Adam who secretly transformed into the muscular He-Man and becomes the protector of Eternia from the evil Skeletor.
In 1987, a live-action version was made and starred Dolph Lundgren in the title role. Let's just say that it wasn't successful and wasn't very good either.