Sony Pictures has tapped Aaron and Adam Nee to direct the upcoming live-action adaptation of Masters of the Universe.
David S. Goyer was previously reported to be in talks for the directing job and also wrote the latest draft of the script, however, his busy schedule resulted in his exit from negotiations to helm the project in February.
The project was then said to be in soft preparation as concept art is being developed while the studio met with other potential directors in an effort to maintain its scheduled release date.
Plot details remain under wraps but like the animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the film is expected to take place on the fictional planet Eternia, as it follows a warrior named Prince Adam who turns into the heroic He-Man and battles a villain named Skeletor who is out to conquer Castle Grayskull.
Escape Artists principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing the project with Mattel’s Julia Pistor and David Voss, and Goyer serving as executive producers. Matthew Milam is overseeing the production for Sony.
Masters of the Universe is currently slated to be hit theaters on December 18, 2019.
The 10 Strongest Members Of Batman’s Rogues Gallery, Ranked
Batman may keep Gotham City safe, but his enemies don’t make things easy for him. Stacked with some of the most terrifying supervillains in comics, Batman’s rogues gallery is chopped full of strong individuals who spread death and destruction wherever they go. From their mental plans to pure physical muscles, all of these villains have terrorized the citizens of Gotham and put the pain on Batman multiple times over the years.
Of course, there’s more than one way to be strong. Some of these villains rely more so on their minds or dastardly plots to attack Batman, while others rely on technology or their muscles to bring the pain. Regardless, the stronger the villains, the stronger Batman has to become to stay one step ahead. Without these deadly foes, Batman wouldn’t be the capable hero fans know and love. Every plot may leave him with a few more scars, but all of these villains have pushed Batman to become a better hero for the citizens of Gotham.
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