Masters Of The Universe: Noah Centineo In Talks To Play He-Man

Noah Centineo

by James White |
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The attempt to make a new live-action adaptation of the He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe toy line and associated 'toon have been a frustrating slog for Hollywood, stretching back at least as far as 2004, when John Woo contemplated the idea. Now Sony finally appears to be closing in on actually getting the thing shooting, with To All The Boys I've Loved Before's Noah Centineo in talks to play the titular hero.

Aaron and Adam Nee are on board to direct the film, which currently features a script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who took over writing duties from David S. Goyer. The exact storyline hasn't been revealed, but it'll be some version of Eternia's mighty warrior (transformed from the merely strong Prince Adam using his powerful magic sword) and his battle against the evil Skeletor.

While the cartoon and comic versions were big successes back in the 1980s, the 1987 movie starring Dolph Lundgren has become known more as a curio, mocked by some and loved by others for its so-bad-its-good charms.

Since then, He-Man and his pals have been stuck in a never-ending loop of development, bouncing between different studios and seeing filmmakers come and go through the years, including Jon M. Chu, McG and Terry Rossio.

Centineo, who has also appeared in Netflix's Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, will show up in the new Charlie's Angels, out on 25 October.

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