Aaron and Adam Nee are now the directors who have been attached to Sony Pictures and Mattel’s Masters of the Universe movie adaptation.
The brothers will take a huge step up when it comes to the budget, having worked on indie projects in the past. Their recent movie, Band of Robbers, had featured Kyle Gallner and Melissa Benoist.
This move up is surely a sign of confidence and has become common in blockbusters, with Colin Trevorrow and Josh Trank moving from zero-budget movies to mega-budget tentpoles.
First unleashed on the audiences as a cartoon and even a toy line, Masters of the Universe is about Prince Adam, a benevolent monarch on Eternia who uses magic and super-science and he becomes He-Man and battle Skeletor.
A live-action movie which starred Arrow’s Dolph Lundgren had been released in 1987 and was dismissed as bad and completely untrue.
In the 10 years that a few rumors about a reboot have been circulating in Hollywood, the movie changed hands with the directors including Jon M. Chu and John Woo, McG, being rumored to be involved with writers like Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok), Steve Tisch, Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass) and John Woo, McG.
McG had left in April, with Goyer set to rewrite the screenplay- an interesting twist as McG was a filmmaker who was courted for Superman before the Man of Steel reboot.
Goyer had written a recent draft of the script, which was in development since 2015 and Goyer was considered as a director for the Masters of the Universe script as well.
The movie has been planned for a December 18, 2019 release.