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Friday, January 30, 2009

By the Power of Greyskull,Hey Frankie Look!

By the Power of Greyskull!!
Posted for my son,
he was a livid collector of all things He-man
as a child,

Los Angeles

WB, Joel Silver shaping He-Man film
John Stevenson to direct live action 'Masters'

Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver have set "Kung Fu Panda" co-director John Stevenson to make his live-action directing debut on "Masters of the Universe," a reimagining of the signature Mattel toy line.
Pic will revolve around He-Man, a prince who transforms into a warrior and becomes the last hope for a magical land being ravaged by the evil Skeletor.
Silver is producing through his Silver Pictures banner. Mattel's Barry Waldo will be exec producer.
WB acquired the property in 2007, and Justin Marks wrote the first draft of the script based on a story he developed with Neil Ellice.
The Mattel property was adapted into the 1980s cartoon series "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe."
The property was previously turned into a campy flop by Cannon Films in 1987, with Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and "Frost/Nixon" star Frank Langella as the villainous Skeletor.
The film project is a big priority for Mattel, which licenses a high-end line of He-Man toys that are popular with hardcore collectors.
Hollywood has become a magnet for branded toy-line properties, as DreamWorks and Paramount ready a June 26 release for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and Paramount preps for an Aug. 7 release on "G.I. Joe." Both began as toy lines that became hit animated series.
Waldo said Stevenson's vision to elevate the material matched with Mattel's desire to see He-Man become a big studio film. Mattel has also brought its "Hot Wheels" film to WB and Silver.
"John had such passion that we found ourselves running to catch up with his vision," Waldo said.
Stevenson has also worked on "Shrek" and "Shrek 2," "Madagascar" and "James and the Giant Peach." He began his career working for Jim Henson on projects that included "The Dark Crystal" and "Labyrinth."

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Dawnie said...

my 3 boys loved heman also. I so wish I had saved all that stuff. We had so much. I got so tired of tripping over the castle and all the figurines.

Shellmo said...

How sweet of you to post this for your son! Even the name "heman" - makes me laugh!

AudioMyth said...

wow that brings back memories...but i think you meant to say "avid collector" instead of "livid collector" which i think is pretty funny...I was an Angry He-Man collector... Grrrr!!!

grammy said...

Think of all those thirty year old guys going to the movie....just so their kid can see