McG in Talks to Direct He-Man Reboot


Back in the mid-2000s when it was first announced that Michael Bay would be directing a live-action Transformers movie, there was a flurry of other ’80s cartoons being optioned for big screen adaptations. While a few of these projects ended up getting made, most of them just faded away and have long since been forgotten. However, there is at least one of these projects that adamantly refuses to die as it continues to get endlessly passed around between various directors and writers. Originally announced back in 2007, John Woo was once attached to direct a new live-action Masters of the Universe movie before it switched studios and went through both Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2). Now it looks like yet another director is throwing his hat in the ring… but will this movie ever actually get made?

According to Deadline, McG is now in talks to potentially direct Masters of the Universe for Sony Pictures. The most recent draft of the script was written by Alex Litvak (Predators, The Three Musketeers) and Mike Finch (Predators, Hitman: Agent 47) with previous versions penned by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World), Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean). If McG does sign on, he would oversee a fresh rewrite first.

There was a time when McG was probably considered an A-list director, but after the failure of Terminator Salvation he has struggled a bit. He has been spending more and more time as a producer although he is currently directing a horror movie called The Babysitter. This project could be his ticket back to helming major tentpoles but as it stands right now he is probably not a name that will get many fans particularly excited about the project. Do you have any hope for a Masters of the Universe reboot?

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