Screenwriters Mike Finch and Alex Litvak, the pair who penned the highly anticipated film ‘Predators’, have been hired by Columbia Pictures to pen a script for “Masters of the Universe“. The duo’s involvement is the first news on the project since Columbia acquired the rights to the project last fall. Mattel will have final approval over the story.
He-Man is a brawny prince who transforms into a warrior who becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, which is being ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.
The Mattel property became iconic by way of the 1980s cartoon series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and the property was previously turned into a campy flop by Cannon Films in 1987, with Dolph Lungdren as He-Man and Frost/Nixon star Frank Langella as the villainous Skeletor.