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Re: New MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie (2004-2019)

Postby Jox on 11 Sep 2018, 22:27

Mattel launches new film division, yet no word on MOTU
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Re: New MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie (2004-2019)

Postby Jox on 24 Sep 2018, 23:53

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... franchises

Two of the first projects Brenner is expected to tackle for Mattel are films based on Barbie and Masters of the Universe. Both have reportedly been in development for years, and have been delayed by setbacks, including scrapping a Barbie concept last year that was going to star actress Amy Schumer. The former Relativity Media executive who’ll be leading Mattel’s movie team has worked on a variety of films during her career, ranging from fairy tales like “Mirror Mirror” to action movies such as “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.”

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Masters of the Universe, with characters like He-Man and Skeletor, was a gigantic toy franchise for Mattel in the 1980s with a hit animated television series, but now it’s essentially a dead brand -- a lot like Transformers before Hasbro re-booted it with a live-action movie in 2007 that catapulted it into a global phenomenon. And Hasbro has shown no signs of slowing down with a sixth film in this franchise coming this year and plans for more.

Brenner sees the same kinds of opportunities at Mattel.

“Generations of children around the world have grown up with deep emotional connections to Mattel’s brands and characters,” Brenner said in a statement. “There are so many stories to be told and so many imaginations to be captured by these iconic brands.”
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Re: New MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie (2004-2019)

Postby Jox on 11 Jan 2019, 23:35

David S. Goyer's draft out, enter the scribes of the new MEN IN BLACK movie (with Tessa Thompson)...

Sony Reteams With ‘Men in Black’ Writers on ‘Masters of the Universe’ Reboot
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/sony ... 203105707/

Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have been tapped to pen Sony Pictures and Mattel Films’ “Master of Universe” reboot with brothers Adam and Aaron Nee still directing.

Mattel Films is partnering with Sony Pictures on the feature film, which is based on Mattel’s beloved toy-line that spawned a successful animated TV series (1983-85) as well as a 1987 film. The property centers on the warrior He-Man, the last hope of a magical land called Eternia. Dolph Lundgren starred in the original pic as the title character, while Frank Langella played the villainous Skeletor.

Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, as well as DeVon Franklin will be producing. The previous draft of the screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, who is also an executive producer.

The previous draft of the screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, who is also an executive producer.

The movie reunites Sony with the writing pair who recently finished “Men in Black: International”, which bows on June 14 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Liam Neeson.

Holloway and Marcum’s additional credits include “Iron Man” and “Transformers: the Last Night.” They are represented by CAA, Grandview, and attorney Mark Bisgeier.
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Re: New MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie (2004-2019)

Postby Jox on 05 Feb 2019, 15:56

Sony's Uphill Climb to Build Bankable Film Franchises
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat- ... es-1178507
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Late last year, Sony's leadership team of chairman Tom Rothman and Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch was under the blade of He-Man's Power Sword. After having ceded the big-brand IP of Barbie to Warner Bros., Sony was facing the loss of a second Mattel property, Masters of the Universe.

Despite spending what insiders say was about $15 million since 2007 developing a much-needed franchise, the studio never pulled the trigger, mainly due to previous regimes' trigger shy approach to the material. Mattel was ready to take the rights elsewhere before intense talks ended, with Sony keeping He-Man at the studio.
In fact, to keep the momentum and happy new vibes of a renewed partnership going, Sony hired new writers to work on the script.
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Re: New MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie (2004-2019)

Postby Jox on 11 Feb 2019, 21:15

Adam Rifkin talks his unproduced MOTU script in the new podcast BEST MOVIES NEVER MADE hosted by Steve Scarlata the producer of the fantastic JODOROWSKY'S DUNE
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Re: New MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie (2004-2019)

Postby Jox on 12 Feb 2019, 17:35

According to Production Weekly, "Sony's MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE from directing duo of Aaron and Adam Nee "is due to get underway mid-July in Prague".
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Re: New MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE movie (2004-2019)

Postby shooby on 14 Feb 2019, 09:44

And for the cast ?
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