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By the Power of Grayskull - He-Man Movie Confirmed!

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May 24, 2007
Source: Variety

He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseEveryone's favorite Matrix trilogy producer Joel Silver is working with toy manufacturer Mattel to turn He-Man and the Masters of the Universe into a live-action film. You may remember the first attempt to turn it into a live action movie, a little 1987 film titled Masters of the Universe with Skeletor? Apparently the pitch involves just a classic good vs evil battle using the kind of visual effects that were in 300, and interesting choice to focus on, I am guessing which takes off of the huge success of 300.

For those unfamiliar with the popular 80's animated TV series and toy line, it's about a warrior named He-Man and his friends who defend the land of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor. Like Transformers, it started as a toy line and became a bigger hit when it launched into an animated TV series. Given the pop culture references that are hitting recently, with a few in Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz, it may actually make a comeback and could be a hit. No details on when production will start or when we'll see the movie, but we'll be the first to update you once we know more.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

There is only one He-Man, and his name is Dolph Lundgren!

FS Dave on May 24, 2007

2

oh bah...Dolph Lundgren suck donkey balls... althought its gonna be tough finding an actor that look like He-man if not closely resemble him.. its gonna be an interesting casting

HT on May 25, 2007

3

So glad I will able to see my hero again !

He-Man on May 29, 2007

4

I just hope this time they get it right. Don't know much about the writer; but, only a true Masters fan can pen a great script filled with rich character developements, medieval history and detailed battle scenes. Hope Mattel doesn't sell out a second time! I've been a HUGE fan for over 20 years!!!

shanara on Jun 9, 2007

5

The perfect person to play He Man would be the guy that plays Nash on All My Children ABC soap. He was the perfect body, stance. He really has that He Man look to him.

angela on Jun 10, 2007

6

Why is the He-Man movie comming out in 2009 now

Brandon Joki on Aug 17, 2007

7

TRAVIS FIMMEL AS HE-MAN. Australian actor Travis Fimmel does have a look for the He-Man role,so Fimmel could take the part for He-Man maybe Jessica Biel or Keira Knightley as Teela and Tom Selleck as Man At Arms. The movie will be a remake of the 1987 cheesy movie which starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. Travis Fimmel will make a good He-Man in this remake or any actor could be He-Man. Thank You. BRUCE ACOSTA AUSTRALIA.

Bruce Darren Acosta on Sep 15, 2007

8

Its about time, the fate of the world wil be decided!

lucifer on May 29, 2008

9

Why didn't they ask Frank Langella again to play the most best/evil Skeletor at all. Frank did a great Job with the 1987 live-action Skeletor, it thrilled me out !

Steve Holis on Sep 23, 2008

10

im intregued,having read throught this makes me excited for a while now i felt like a kid again while watch the introduction of HE-MAN...as a kid i never missed an episode HE-MAN was the sh#t, @ my Grandmothers home,in the batheroom left 2 the medicine chest was a sticker of HE-MAN, for years it was stuck there 2 the wall, nobody even attempted 2 remove it over the year i guess it was stuck there inorder 2 get us 2 use the bathroom more often..... USE BETTER START WORKING ON THE MOVIE BECAUSE I WANT TO WATCH IT

byx on Oct 10, 2008

11

uses could have use Hulk Hogan to play the part as HE-MAN, but sherbit the Hulker Maniac first got 2 find the "fountain of youth"

byx on Oct 10, 2008

12

Incase you haven't heard...Warner Bros. has axed the He-man movie and I'm pissed off about it. Warner Bros. You guys are fuckin’ idiots!!! I know you… I’ve worked with you in the past, and all I got to say is… You’re a bunch of pussy scallywags. You are a bunch of no-talent douche-bag nut handling fuck sticks!!! WB’s You fucks are so fucking stupid. You guys must work for fuckin’ Skeletor!!! You guys must be in cahoots with Hordak or fuckin’ King Hiss!!! I am furious over this shit! I’ve been waiting 3 years now for this piece of shit to come to light. Through the ridiculous John Woo bullshit, through the announcement of Mark’s script, and now this unforgivable act of treason. And by the way, that scum, Navid McIlhargey is an asshole for leaving! If you don’t wanna make this picture, someone else will you fucks! But in the meantime you can SUCK MY FUCKIN’ DICK!!! I’m pissed off now…FUCK!!! But He-man will still prevail in the end…BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!!!

John Hooks on Oct 22, 2008

13

Do you know this for sure, John? My heart is in pieces! I too, have been waiting (along with a million others)! I already planned how I was going to rally up MOTU fans from around here and get dressed up in character for opening night! Did you read the latest post on He-Man.org? They say they've contacted WB and they claimed it is still technically on... Did you really work for them? How long ago? And how did you hear about this?

Sharon Peters on Oct 22, 2008

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