Jon M. Chu Drops 'Masters of the Universe'; New Writer Tackling Script

Posted 7:38 PM October 7th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
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Jon M. Chu is no longer attached to direct Masters of the Universe, the big screen adaptation of the '80s TV cartoon series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Why is that? It appears the project is going in a different direction from what has attracted Chu to the movie in the first place, with the addition of The Lone Ranger co-writer Terry Rossio, who is brought on to rewrite the script.

"The script for Masters of the Universe is what really hooked me," Chu said back in July. "I love Masters of the Universe, but I didn't know necessarily how to make it into a movie until I read the script and thought, 'Oh my gosh, I totally see it. I get how this is going to shake it up, I get how this is different from any other thing,' and it got me really really excited."

For all we know, Sony probably has a case of sticker shock when the numbers were run and wants changes made to the script so that the movie is cheaper to produce. Chu probably left because of that.

With his exit from Masters of the Universe, Chu can focus his energy on the next G.I. Joe sequel.

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