Breaking news tonight in that a live-action He-Man reboot is gaining traction over at Sony Pictures. The studio is reportedly in negotiations with G.I. Joe: Relatiation director Jon M. Chu to take behind-the-camera duty on Hollywood’s second attempt to turn this franchise into something special.
The first live-action go around starred Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella. Entitled Masters of the Universe, the Gary Goddard-directed film only managed to gross $17.3 million–something that Sony would undoubtedly like to boost.
This is kind of an interesting move for Sony to say that least as many have speculated that G.I. Joe: Retaliation might end up being a pile of garbage. The reason Paramount delayed the movie for a 3D upgrade is rumored to be mostly due to the film’s need for re-shoots as it was very much your classic stinker.
Additional scenes are yet to be filmed, but seeing how the series’ star Dwayne Johnson belongs on the set of Fast & Furious 6 at the moment, those might not be in the can until the end of the year. That suggests He-Man will not begin shooting until early 2013 at the earliest.