Amazon’s MGM Studios in Talks to Develop Live-Action Masters of the Universe Film
In exciting news for fans of the ’80s toy line, Amazon’s MGM Studios is currently in discussions to produce a live-action Masters of the Universe film. This project, based on the popular Mattel toys, was initially planned for Netflix but unfortunately fell apart over the summer.
Despite the setback, it seems that the writer-directors Adam and Aaron Nee, who were initially attached to the film for Netflix, are still expected to continue working on the project. Additionally, Kyle Allen had been set for the starring role of Prince Adam/He-Man.
Among the producers involved in this ambitious venture is industry veteran Todd Black. With his expertise and experience, fans can expect a high-quality and entertaining adaptation of Masters of the Universe.
For those unfamiliar with the franchise, Masters of the Universe revolves around a character named Adam. In a thrilling twist, Adam discovers that he is a prince destined to save a distant land from the clutches of the evil wizard Skeletor. The story combines elements of fantasy, adventure, and heroism, making it a beloved and enduring property.
Previously, Masters of the Universe has been adapted into various animated series, including She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Notably, Kevin Smith served as showrunner for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which featured a star-studded voice cast including Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Chris Wood, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
This upcoming live-action film is not the first attempt to bring Masters of the Universe to the big screen. Both Sony and Warner Bros. made previous efforts, but none have been as successful as hoped. The only live-action adaptation released in 1987 and starring Dolph Lundgren performed disappointingly at the box office, grossing just over $17.3 million.
With the backing of Amazon’s MGM Studios, this new live-action Masters of the Universe film has all the potential to finally bring the beloved toy line to life in an extraordinary and captivating way. Fans eagerly await further updates on this highly anticipated project.