It’s been a while since that mysterious image of Battle-Cat arrived and He-Man fans went crazy for it (check it out below), but now we can finally reveal something concrete about the latest live action movie of The Masters of the Universe.
Variety is reporting that Thor: Ragnarok writer Christopher Yost has been hired, by Sony, to do re-write of the script already written by Jeff Wadlow and Terry Rossio. This is good news, as it’s the first real piece of movement on the project for quite some time, and after seeing that image of Battle-Cat, fans are getting desperate to see this.
The film is still without a director, and the last rumour was that Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) was in the running to direct.
Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have tapped Yost to do a rewrite on its reboot of “Masters of the Universe.”
Terry Rossio and Jeff Wadlow wrote previous drafts of “Masters of the Universe,” which is being produced by Escape Artists principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.
Set on the planet of Eternia, the story follows a warrior named Prince Adam who has the power to transform into the heroic He-Man. His nemesis is a villain named Skeletor who seeks to conquer a fortress known as Castle Grayskull in order to learn the secrets held within.
Filmation/Mattel’s “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” cartoon ran from 1983-85 and spawned a movie starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella that subsequently became a cult hit.
Yost cut his teeth in the Marvel writing room on a number of animated properties before contributing to the first “Thor” film and providing a polish on the script for “Thor: the Dark World.” Marvel was so impressed with his work on the first two films in the franchise that they tapped him to co-write the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” with Craig Kyle.