Jon Chu Says MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Won't Be Campy

Jon Chu Says MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Won't Be Campy

G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon Chu talks more about his planned reboot of Masters Of The Universe, saying that it's an origin story and that it won't be campy like the classic 1980s series.



Speaking with Topless Robot while promoting G.I. Joe: Retaliation, director Jon Chu talks more about his planned take on Masters Of The Universe in Sony Pictures' reboot. He reiterates prior comments about being in the beginning stages, which approach to take and what the world of He-Man will look like. "We're still in the beginning stages, designing a ton, and this is sort of the most fun phase, because we get to do a bunch of different designs of the world, and the costumes, and make a lot of mistakes, as much as we can, so we know where we shouldn't go, and where we should be headed, in terms of the tone and the look of the movie."

He also comments on the tone of the film. While I don't think any of us expected the reboot to be as campy as the classic 1980s animated series, Chu assures that his movie won't be campy and will have a "slightly more serious" tone. "We're going for slightly more serious, and I wouldn't say "serious" as a dark tone you don't necessarily want He-Man to be in, but it's not campy. We're not going campy. It's sort of an origin story of how He-Man came to be, and to me that gives you a lot of opportunity to create real culture in this world. What is Eternia really like, what are the cultures, what are the languages they're speaking, what are Snake Men, what are Beast Men, what are all these things, and how do they exist in this world? So we're taking a real look at creating life on this planet, on this world, that hopefully will translate. And again, we're in a very early designing phase of it, the script is great, but we're still very early at figuring out exactly how theatrical we go, and how real we go, and how dark we can take it." And will we see one actor taking on the roles of both Prince Adam and He-Man in Masters Of The Universe? "It's a little too early to tell. We're playing with the technique of how we'll actually pull that off." For Topless Robot's full interview with Chu, click the source link below. What would you like to see in the new Masters Of The Universe film?









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