After years in development hell at Sony Pictures, the live-action Masters of the Universe movie has moved to Netflix.
The Masters of the Universe movie has now moved to Netflix with Sony Pictures retaining the rights in China. The production is planning on a production start in the summer with Adam and Arron Nee (The Lost City) are still attached to direct with David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings) attached to script.
And taking on the role of He-Man will be Kyle Allen (West Side Story).
“Masters of the Universe is an iconic property that shaped the imaginations of an entire generation of kids with the message of becoming the best version of yourself. With our partners at Netflix, we look forward to showing audiences that anything can happen in Eternia. We are continuing to unlock this global franchise in new ways, and we can’t wait to see Kyle battle it out with Skeletor in this epic live-action saga,” said Robbie Brenner, executive producer of Mattel Films.
“We’ve always been inspired by the fantastical world of Eternia,” said producers Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch. “This movie has been 14 years in the making for us and our partners and we are so excited to tell an entirely new story for Masters of the Universe with the Nee Brothers and Dave Callaham for Mattel and Netflix and share it with a global audience.”
The film has been kicking around Sony Pictures for years, and it looked like things were finally on track in 2019. The film was then pulled with no explanation and things have been quiet ever since.
No word yet on what other residents of Eternia we can expect to see in the film or what the release date of the film will be.