MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Director Shortlist Revealed

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Director Shortlist Revealed

It's a very short..shortlist, but apparently either Mike Cahill (Another Earth) or Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) will direct the live action adaptation of the classic animated series, He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe.

When Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) dropped out of directing Columbia’s live-action reboot of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, names such as Joe Cornish, Rian Johnson, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller were rumored as possible replacements. But it seems none of those guys made the shortlist, as the following gentlemen are said to be in line to helm the project.

There's not much to go on yet, but here's the Tweet from Variety's Justin Kroll

Apparently we'll have a decision next week. Cahill directed the pretty great 2011 sci-fi drama Another Earth, as well as another sci-fi flick which received slightly mixed reviews from this year's Sundance Film Festival, I, Origins. Jeff Wadlow of course directed Kick-Ass 2 and was in line to helm Fox's X-Force movie. If he gets this gig will it interfere with that? One would think so. Anyway, who do you think the right man to bring Skeletor, Ram-Man, Fisto and co. to the big screen is? The Lone Ranger writer Terry Rossio penned the most recent draft of the script, which is being produced by Escape Artists principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.

UPDATE: The Wrap have added Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid reboot) and Chris McKay (editor on The Lego Movie) to that list.
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