Not surprisingly, since the project has been gathering powder on Joel Silverâ€™s shelves for a couple of years now, Mattel has yanked the â€œHe-Man and the Masters of the Universeâ€ movie away from Warner Bros.
Before Warner snagged the rights to the 80s cartoon favourite, Fox2000 bore ownership. It was there that the project inched as close to production as itâ€™s gotten, with John Woo signing on to direct an Adam Rifkin-penned script, and casting agents reportedly looking at everyone from Paul Walker to Triple H, Christopher Showerman and Matthew Davis for the role of the sandy-haired Battle-Cat Jockey.
Once Warner got involved, the project barely moved an inch. In fact, it went through several rewrites (Evan Daugherty penned the latest draft of the script; Justin Marks, another), numerous production delays, and ultimately had fans wondering whether the studio did in fact have plans to make it. The studio did, however, recently appoint John Stevenson (â€œKung Fu Pandaâ€) as the filmâ€™s director, suggesting it may be inching forward. According to the trades, heâ€™ll likely be retaining his job â€“ even if the WB wonâ€™t be in on the meetings from here on out.
Mattel and WB didnâ€™t see eye to eye over the direction of the project and made a mutual decision to let the option lapse this month. Wouldnâ€™t surprise me if Disney get the callâ€¦
Variety has the full story…
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.