“We’ve always been inspired by the fantastical world of Eternia,” say Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, producers, in a joint statement. “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 Nee Brothers (“The Lost City,” “Band of Robbers”) co-direct from a screenplay written by the Nees and Callaham (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Wonder Woman 1984”). Kyle Allen (“West Side Story”) will star as Prince Adam/He-Man.
“’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
Brenner and Kevin McKeon, vice president, Mattel Films, will lead the project for Mattel Films. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch (“Being the Ricardos,” “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” “Fences,” “The Equalizer,” “The Upside”) and DeVon Franklin will produce. The project was formerly in development at Sony.
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