Master of the Universe

Uber-producer Joel Silver has big plans to bring He-Man to the big screen for Warner Bros. Toy company Mattel is also working with them.

Justin Marks, who’s writing a Voltron and a Street Fighter adaptation, will pen the script. It’s being touted as a fantasy version of 300. Could be cool or it could just suck. No director is attached to the property yet. John Woo was attached a few years ago, but he couldn’t get Mattel on board for his version of the film.

For Mattel, the stakes are potentially high as success could mean an entire relaunch of a toy line.

The franchise has been reimagined by the producer and the writers and pitched to Mattel as a classic good vs. evil battle, using the kind of visual effects strategy employed in “300.” A warrior is touted as the last hope of a magical land called Eternia, which is being ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.

So it’ll be nothing like the Dolph Lundgren version from a few years back. Growing up that movie was awesome, but I’m guessing it’d probably be the worst thing in the world if I were to watch it now. I love when that happens. I’m just hoping that Battle Cat makes a guest appearance.

Is it just me or does He-Man seem a tad homoerotic? Huh, who knew?

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