Sony is continuing to move forward on getting a big screen adaptation of the old 1980s toyline He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe and the first thing they are working on is getting someone to fill the director’s chair left empty now that reportedly Jon M. Chu has left the project.
Reportedly, Sony has been meeting with a number of directors including Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Rian Johnson (Looper), Andy Muschietti (Mama), Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders (The Croods) and Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street).
Honestly, none of these names are all that surprising. They still have yet to score a big hit so they don’t have a high price tag attached to their services just yet, but are well known for delivering the goods. The only outliers on the list would be the teams of DeMicco and Sanders and Lord and Miller, who have more of a comedy background than one in genre films. Hopefully it is not an indicator that screenplay currently being rewritten by Terry Rossio leans more towards comedy than adventure fantasy.