David S. Goyer in Talks to Direct Masters of the Universe Movie


For over a decade now we’ve been hearing about a new live-action He-Man movie in development with many people seeing the potential for a franchise but no one being able to agree on it creatively. John Woo was attached to direct back when the project was set up at Warner Brothers but that fell apart back in 2006 and then Sony took it over a few years later. Other directors that have been involved since then include John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), and most recently McG (Terminator Salvation). Now we are hearing that another writer-director has boarded the film, but alas it is not someone with the most impressive track record (particularly not as a director). Hit the jump for more details.

According to The Wrap, David S. Goyer is currently in talks to direct Masters of the Universe for Sony Pictures. Back in April, he was hired to write a new draft of the script, although it is unclear if it was building on what had been developed previously or starting from scratch. At the same time, the studio also set an official release date of December 18th, 2019, which would seem to indicate that they are serious about finally getting this made made.

Goyer is probably best known for helping to write Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, although his only screenplay credit out of the three was for was Batman Begins. He also wrote Dark City and all three Blade movies, plus Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Man of Steel. As a director, his movies include Blade: Trinity, The Invisible and The Unborn. The 1987 Masters of the Universe movie starring Dolph Lundgren is not held in particularly high regard, so one would hope that a new version could at least be an improvement. Do you think David S. Goyer could deliver a great live-action He-Man movie?

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  • Lori Cerny

    Want this!! Divided whether I want super-serious or a bit camp in the film, though.

  • Kishi Jugo

    He-man’s wrapped,
    it’s in the can,
    does it matter that much,
    if the Copo’s at hand?