'Masters of the Universe' Director Rumors Heat Up


The new Masters of the Universe movie has been in and out of development for about as long as it took everyone to get tired of Masters of the Universe in the first place during the toy line/cartoon's '80s heyday, but Sony Pictures hasn't given up -- even after losing director Jon M. Chu last year.

According to Collider (reporting largely on information from the Wrap), the studio has put together a shortlist of potential replacements for Chu, including Harald Zwart, Chris McKay, Mike Cahill, and Jeff Wadlow.

No one at the studio is talking yet, but if it's true, this quartet is a bit of a mixed bag. Cahill is an intriguing choice, given his roots in audaciously conceived low-budget fare like Another Earth, and McKay had a hand in The Lego Movie, which gives him a free pass for his next project. Zwart, however, is the guy behind the Karate Kid reboot, while Wadlow's most recent project is Kick-Ass 2.

It all adds up to a cloudy picture of what Sony's hoping to achieve with the Masters movie. Creative left-field indie spirit, or blockbuster retread? We won't know until someone signs on the dotted line.

Jeff Giles's Latest Blog Entries:

Marvel clearly isn't in any rush to make a Black Widow movie, and although Scarlett Johansson is presumably on the hook for appearances in any number of the...
It's going to be quite awhile before we really get an honest look at the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel -- that April 2017 release date seems awfully distant on...
We all chortled when Warner Bros. decided it was going to go ahead and make a movie "based on" Lego bricks, but that turned out pretty okay for everyone, so we...
We knew Warner Bros. execs had big things in store for fans of its DC properties, as well as visions of a new franchise for its Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic...
When Robert Downey, Jr. sent film sites around the world into a frenzy last week by intimating -- and then backpedaling very quickly -- the idea that he might...

More Masters of the Universe News


About Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles's picture

Jeff is an entertainment writer and editor whose work currently appears at a variety of sites, including Rotten Tomatoes, Paste, American Songwriter, Popdose, Dadnabbit, Diffuser, and Ultimate Classic Rock.

RSS Feed   Subscribe to RSS Feed