David S. Goyer is in talks to direct “Masters of the Universe,” the reboot of the “He-Man” franchise, at Sony Pictures.
The story follows Prince Adam, who has the ability to transform into a warrior called He-Man. As He-Man, Adam becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.
Goyer penned the most recent draft of the script based on the Mattel toy line character and the iconic 1980s animated series which was spun-off into “She-Ra: Princess of Power” and which had a 1987 live-action version with Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor.
Goyer has previously penned “Man Of Steel” and “Batman Begins” and directed “Blade: Trinity,” “The Unborn” and episodes of his series “Da Vinci’s Demons”. Jon M. Chu and McG have previously been attached as potential helmers of ‘Masters’
Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce and Sony Pictures has set a December 18th 2019 release.
Source: The Wrap