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He-Man will not work with Joel Silver

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 11th 2009 12:04PM
He-ManMattel and Warner Brothers will no longer be working together on a big screen adaptation of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise. John Stevenson is still on to direct, but thankfully, Joel Silver has left the project (I still haven't forgiven him for his lies about Alan Moore).

The Masters of the Universe 1987 movie is still a guilty pleasure of mine (early Courtney Cox. Yum). Of course, the classic 1980's cartoon is where J. Michael Straczynski got his start before moving to bigger fish such as Babylon 5. The best big-screen adaptations usually happen when fans, or at least people who understand the source material, become filmmakers (the best examples are the Batman and Iron Man franchises). I didn't get the impression that this was happening with the He-Man movie.

Given the sheer volume of remakes that are happening, I wonder if this movie is even necessary. Do we even need another He-Man movie?

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Toy product lines constantly get rebooted, along with tv series and feature films.

Transformers, G.I. Joe and He-Man (and She-Ra) were huge franchises in the 80s. And the kids who grew up watching them have grown up, quite possibly with kids of their own.

A new film would relaunch the franchise for kids of this generation, not for the fans of the incarnation that they grew up on (although they'll watch it too and leave anonymous posts on message boards flaming them.)

September 14 2009 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

yes, we do.

September 11 2009 at 12:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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