McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Terminator Salvation”) is in talks to potentially direct the “Masters Of The Universe” reboot at Sony Pictures, Escape Artists and Franklin Entertainment.
The toys and famous cartoon series follows He-Man, a prince who transforms into a warrior and becomes the last hope for a magical world that has been ravaged by the sinister Skeletor.
The property was previously adapted into a live-action feature in 1987 by Cannon Films with Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor.
Attempts have been made over the years to revive it, but the film picked up steam thanks to a script by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch entitled “Grayskull,” a title that can no longer be used. McG will oversee a re-write of that script.
Little has changed in the three years since “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” director Jon Chu was said to be in talks for the gig, that obviously didn’t pan out. DeVon Franklin, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing.