He-Man Reboot Scribed by Predators Duo

Once the possession of Warner Bros. and now a Sony property, He-Man hasn’t really been going anywhere and sitting in the shelf collecting dust. Sounds like your toy collection of Mattel figures. The Hollywood Reports confirms that Predators’ writers Mike Finch and Alex Litvak have been hired to write the reboot:

Mike Finch and Alex Litvak, the duo who wrote the upcoming “Predators” reboot, have been brought aboard to pen “Masters of the Universe” for Columbia.

The studio picked up movie rights to the 1980s Mattel toy property in the fall, when Mattel and Warner Bros. parted ways after the sides couldn’t agree on a creative vision.

The addition of the rising writers is the first major move on the property and signals the project is being rebuilt from the ground up. While at Warners, “Masters” went through several writers and in latter stages had John Stevenson, who co-helmed “Kung Fu Panda,” attached to direct.

Getting the go-ahead to tackle any major toy-brand film can be tricky. Depending on the property, writers and directors need to get a thumbs-up from the studio, which then has to win approval from the toy company. In the case of “Masters,” Mattel has story approval.

Again, no word yet on a possible release date.

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