Iron Man and upcoming MIB: International scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are being groomed to rewrite the script for Masters Of The Universe. As of last Spring, Band Of Robbers helmers Aaron and Adam Nee are still set to direct the film inspired by the popular He-Man toy franchise of the 70s and 80s from Mattel.
It was the franchise that spawned a hit animated series centered on a prince who battles the evil forces of Skeletor to protect the castle, Grayskull. A live-action feature film adaptation from Golan/Globus and director Gary Goddard was released in 1987 to cult acclaim with Dolph Lundgren starring.
A new feature take on the property had been in the works for years. A previous version of the script had been written by David S. Goyer who was once tapped to direct following McG’s departure.
According to Umberto Gonzalez at The Wrap, Escape Artists’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are still slated to produce Masters Of The Universe with DeVon Franklin, and now with the involvement of Mattel whose Julia Pistor and David Voss will exec produce. Sony exec Matthew Milam is overseeing.