Does Jon Chu have the power of Grayskull? Sony Pictures seem to think so and have entered into negotiations with the director to have him take charge of their long in development Masters Of The Universe based on the popular Mattel toy line.
This would be Chu’s second toy adaption with the Step Up director having helmed GI Joe: Retaliation for Paramount. That film was pushed by the studio from its summer release to next March to accommodate a post-production 3D conversion.
Mattel has been trying to get a live action Masters Of The Universe film off the ground for a number of years. Initially, the toy maker was teamed with Warner Brothers with Justin Marks turned in a draft entitled Grayskull: Masters Of The Universe in 2008. Mattel took the project to Sony in 2010 with the writing team of Alex Litvak and Mike Finch, who worked on The Three Musketeers and Five Against A Bullet, having done the most recent script work.
Can we all agree that the 1987 live action film with Dolf Lundgren never happened? Thanks.