The long-gestating “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” movie reboot, set to star Noah Centineo as Eternia’s blondest bad-ass, might end up a Netflix premiere.
Sony’s Tom Rothman, whose shingle is producing this second live-action adaptation of the animated classic, is reportedly considering joining forces with the streamer to finance the project. As such, Netflix would likely have first op to drop the movie to punters.
The Hollywood Reporter, who had the scoop on the potential union, suggest it’s a safer bet for studios to pre-sell their movies to streaming services rather than risk a potential flop.
If Sony and Netflix team up on the movie, the former becomes the second after Paramount to develop and produce movies exclusively for Netflix.
Netflix are pretty big on “He-Man”, so it makes sense they’d want in. The streamer has “She-Ra and The Princesses of Power” as well as an upcoming Kevin Smith He-Man anime series. It also doesn’t hurt that the film’s star, “All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” star Centineo, is a bit of a favorite over at Netflix.
Sony has been developing a “Masters of the Universe” flick since 2007, with McG attached to direct at one stage. The latest incarnation had been due to lens over the summer, but seems its been pushed back until Sony finds the coin to make the movie.