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Who will be the new He-Man?

by Adam Finley, posted May 11th 2007 8:03AM

he-manVia Digg comes news that Legendary Pictures has its eyes on both Brad Pitt and Gerard Butler (300) for the role of He-Man in yet another movie version of the popular '80s half-hour toy commercial animated series.

The original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe aired from 1983 to 1985, but He-Man first appeared in DC Comics and as a line of action figures. In 1987, a live-action film was made with Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. Updated versions of the original He-Man cartoon aired in 1990 and 2002.

In other words, the whole He-Man concept has been done (and re-done) to death, but apparently that's not stopping anyone from trying to make this movie. Oh, and it's being written by Adam Rifkin, who recently ruined Underdog. In an interview on Moviehole he claimed to be a big fan of both cartoons. Apparently his idea of fandom is making pointless, egregious versions of them for profit.

Holy crap, I went into full internet nerd rage in that last paragraph. Well, whatever, my inner seven year old was offended, I had to say something.

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Saw this on Pop Candy on Tuesday (http://blogs.usatoday.com/popcandy/2007/05/early_buzz_2.html). This is 99% rumor, and 1% truth. Hopefully though, as a result of the buzz from the rumor, someone will jump on the project and truly move it forward.

May 11 2007 at 9:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I honestly can't picture Brad Pitt as He-Man. I mean, I thought he wants people to take him seriously as an actor?
It's also shocks me that no director has gone after GI Joe for a movie remake. I mean, you could have some awesome action/fighting sequences there, and then during the credits they could do the GI Joe PSAs.
Or better yet, how about somebody in Hollywood comes up with an original idea for a movie instead of doing sequels and remakes all the time!!!


May 11 2007 at 9:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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