It’s been awhile since any real news came out regarding He-Man‘s next big-screen debut, though truth be to told I doubt that many fanboys or fangirls are all that eager to hear about any and all the potential changes the studio behind the flick will most assuredly administer, but thankfully that bit of news is a ways away. Today’s announcement is rather small: the script is going to get a rewrite.
According to Variety:
…Richard Wenk (“The Equalizer”), who has been tapped to rewrite He-Man pic “Masters of the Universe.”
You may ask yourself, why this guy? Well near the bottom of the article it gets explained:
Sony and Escape Artists have been high on Wenk ever since his script for mid-budget thriller “The Equalizer” prompted Sony to close Denzel Washington’s deal and set an April start date for a film that could launch Washington’s first franchise if it is successful. Pic is loosely based on the TV series that starred Edward Woodward, and producers are expected to settle on a director in the coming weeks.
Wenk previously penned the action-thrillers “16 Blocks” and “The Mechanic,” and he most recently co-wrote “The Expendables 2″ with Sylvester Stallone. The Lionsgate sequel has grossed $289 million worldwide since opening in mid-August.
The rest of the details regarding the movie seem to remain largely the same but the question is will it stick with the technologically based Skeletor oppose to magic-centric one of the 80s? I have no idea. But this project now has some steam, having hired an accomplished screen writer. Say what you will about the other movies listed above, but “16 Blocks” is cinematic gold.
But what do you guys think? Are you eager to see this franchise go the live-action route again? Or do you want to avoid this altogether? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.