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12 April 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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The long, drawn-out development of a new film version of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe has just swallowed up a new pair of writers, with Sony hiring Predators scribes Alex Litvak and Mike Finch to have a crack.

The pair apparently cooked up a pitch that managed to win over both the studio brass and (equally importantly for any brand-based film these days) soothe any worries that rights holders Mattel had about how the characters would be portrayed.

There’s now word on what the new plot will be, but it’ll focus on blond warrior Prince Adam and his power to change into the titular hero as he fights to defend Castle Grayskull from the evil Skeletor.

While the writers were instrumental in helping shove Predators out of limbo and into a swift production schedule, they’ll have their work cut out for them even more on He-Man, since the difficulty of making it has chewed up and spat out Warners, Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson and countless scribes in the past. They’ll need more than a fancy sword and a catchphrase to win this battle.
 


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Posted by Big Red at 20:23 on 19 April 2010 | Report This Post

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L: Big Red If they can make Thundercats using Avatar type technology, then I think it could work but otherwise Thundercats look a bit daft as characters I think. Besides, it was nothing more than a copy of Masters of the Universe. Powerful chant, mystical sword, wise magical adviser, distinctive castle, undead looking villain, medy sidekick mechanic who is also master of weapons, semi love interest in female companion/warrior, y-fronts (though spandex as apossed to fur), mix of sci More

Posted by Sphinx at 20:13 on 19 April 2010 | Report This Post

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 L: Big Red Besides, it was nothing more than a copy of Masters of the Universe. For me it doesn'r get cooler than this in terms of muscle bound fantasy! 'm with ya.  Thunder Cats can suck it. Master of the U More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 17:33 on 18 April 2010 | Report This Post

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If they can make Thundercats using Avatar type technology, then I think it could work but otherwise Thundercats look a bit daft as characters I think. Besides, it was nothing more than a copy of Masters of the Universe. Powerful chant, mystical sword, wise magical adviser, distinctive castle, undead looking villain, cute comedy sidekick, tough mechanic who is also master of weapons, semi love interest in female companion/warrior, y-fronts (though spandex as apossed to fur), mix of sci- More

Posted by Big Red at 20:37 on 17 April 2010 | Report This Post

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L: mlavagna Thundercats was a better show with better characters and a better story.  Make Thundercats! sp; While I don't recall seeing the full series I read about it on wikipedia one night and it gets REALLY complex.  Might have been badly written, but the plot sounds good.  All I can remember is the episode where Liono has to provde that he's worthy to lead by beating all the rest in challenges.  That's half a movie right there! More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 16:30 on 15 April 2010 | Report This Post

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Thundercats was a better show with better characters and a better story.  Make Thundercats! More

Posted by mlavagna at 12:12 on 15 April 2010 | Report This Post

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Thought this was dead in the water Thundercats please, forget greyskull Thundera is what we want - how geeky and old do I sound!! More

Posted by Sphinx at 21:49 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

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Damn.  Predators better be good now for two reasons. More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 19:38 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

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The 80's :) SKYchannel with the DJ-KATshow and FunFactory. ...sigh More

Posted by Overmind at 18:41 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

I agree entirely with the comments made so far. Dont come anywhere near earth for thundercats or he-man, theres just no need, but i do have fond memorys of the last on he-man even with all of its flaws. Also they definate need to start revisiting some of the 80's 90s cartoons, but please dont fuck them up. I miss saturday morning TV :( (mask and the centurians would be off the chain for shizzle lol) More

Posted by bigdog1000 at 15:42 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

Masters of the Universe
I was talking about the last He Man movie the other day, I happen to like it a lot btw, and there was a big element missing. Where the hell was Battle Cat?! We need Cringer/Battle Cat in the next one dammit! And I'm with everyone on Thundercats. After their done rebooting all the 80's live action shows maybe they'll make the cartoon movies. I would have thought Transformers and GI Joe would kick off a glut of Thundercats, He Man, She Ra, MASK, Centurions etc etc etc More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 14:59 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

By the power of greyskull
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Posted by AstroZombie at 11:35 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

Thundercats please! Either James Cameron or Peter Jackson would be ideal. More

Posted by mlavagna at 11:29 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: A lot of potential...
This film as well as thudercats NEED to be made using the same technology used on Avatar. It's the only way to truely realise the worlds and the characters and have them convincingly integrate. As much in camera effects as possible, prosthetics etc but the only way to make these fantastic worlds and creatures really work on film is the Avatar route. I just doubt they will be allowed the budget. And please do NOT set it on Earth. No need for any earth characters whatsoever. We are per More

Posted by boove at 08:37 on 12 April 2010 | Report This Post

A lot of potential...
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE was one of the 80's Heavy Hitters and done properly it could mean the launch of a new franchise. I'm just surprised it's taken this long for a new movie to take shape. And also... WHERE THE HELL IS THUNDERCATS?! More

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