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He-Man – Cool poster “Bound Before the Right Eye”

Posted by LiveFor on February 1, 2010


The always awesome Nakatomi Inc have got another superb poster.

This one is going for $30 – Designed by Tim Doyle and Nick Derington for Mattel’s Under the Influence: He-Man art show in LA.

This 12×24 hand-pulled screenprint is signed and numbered by both artists in an edition of 150. They have less than 100 for sale so go buy it now if you like it.

There is also a Metal and Glow in the Dark edition.

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He-Man is dead again. What will happen to the Masters of the Universe?

Posted by LiveFor on September 10, 2009

he_man_by_nebezial2Warner Bros. and Mattel will not be teaming up to make Masters of the Universe. The film is planned to be a live-action reinvention of the Mattel toy line. Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver have been working on this project since 2007.

According to Variety, Mattel and Warner Bros. fell out over the direction of the project and decided “to let the option lapse this month.” In 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.

Mattel is now looking to set the property up at another studio. The plan is for director John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) to remain attached to the project. Silver will not be involved as he is exclusive to Warner Bros.

As Disney’s Marvel Entertainment acquisition and WB’s overhaul of DC Comics and its movie output shows, branded properties are important commodities. The owners of those brands now have more direct involvement — and higher expectations.

The situation is reminiscent of Paradox Entertainment’s decision several years ago to decline an option renewal on the Robert E. Howard “Conan the Barbarian” franchise, after WB made numerous attempts to reinvent the franchise with major filmmakers. Paradox aligned with Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films, with Marcus Nispel directing. That deal has strict progress-to-production stipulations.

The awesome piece of art at the top of this post is by Stjepan Sejic a.k.a Nebexial on deviantART.

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Captain Nemo’s adventures face another rewrite

Posted by LiveFor on July 8, 2009

The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake is heading through stormy waters at the moment. After the middling response to Terminator Salvation this new McG may not go as smoothly as planned. It has already had a rewrite – Justin Marks (Masters of the Universe, Super Max) was hired in February to rewrite Bill Marsilli’s (Deja Vu) but looks like another one is in the works. The original script sounded terrible.

“A fugitive whaler teams up with a naturalist, a mysterious woman and a captain of a futuristic submarine, to search for a lost underwater civilization that holds libraries of vast knowledge and a weapon with the power to destroy mankind.”

Randall Wallace (Braveheart, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers, and The Rookie) has been hired to rewrite Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.

This is meant to be an origin story for the mysterious Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus. McG wants Will Smith as Nemo.

Nothing I have heard about this project fills me with any hope for what should be an amazing adaption of a wonderful piece of work.

Source: /film

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By the Power of Grayskull – He-Man gets another rewrite

Posted by LiveFor on May 13, 2009

Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures have signed on Evan Daugherty to write the latest draft of Grayskull, the studio’s big-screen version of Mattel’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon and toy line.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) is attached to direct the adaptation of the show, which followed a blond warrior named Prince Adam who, when uttering the magic words, “By the power of Grayskull — I have the power,” turned into the heroic He-Man. He and his allies — Battle Cat, Man-at-Arms and Orko — defended their planet Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor, who tried week after week to conquer the fortress Castle Grayskull, which imbued He-Man with his powers.

Warners sees the big-screen version as a gritty fantasy and reimagines Adam as a soldier who sets off to find his destiny, happening upon the magical world of Eternia. There, Skeletor has raised a technological army and is bent on eradicating magic.

That sounds as if Prince Adam could well be from Earth and ends up in Eternia which is basically a reversal of the previous film that starred Dolph Lundgren.

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Tom Hanks is space bound as Major Matt Mason

Posted by LiveFor on March 25, 2009

Universal is developing Major Matt Mason, a live-action feature based on the vintage Mattel action figure as a starring vehicle for Tom Hanks. Graham Yost is writing the script.

According to Variety, the toy line originated in 1966; Mason led an astronaut team that worked on the moon and lived in a space station. The toy was a hit in the buildup to the first manned moon mission. Mattel retired the line in the 1970s.

When Mattel execs Tim Kilpin and Barry Waldo came to Playtone for a meeting, they brought an arsenal of the Matt Mason figures. Hanks came armed with his own.

No production date has been set.

Yost’s script credits include “Speed.” He and Hanks explored moon matter when Hanks was an executive producer of the HBO mini “From the Earth to the Moon,” with Yost serving as supervising producer and writer of two episodes. Yost has also been a writer or producer for Hanks and Goetzman on the Playtone-produced HBO minis “Band of Brothers,” “John Adams” and “The Pacific.”

Mattel is teamed with Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver on “He-Man and Masters of the Universe,” which will be directed by “Kung Fu Panda” co-director John Stevenson, and “Hot Wheels,” which moved from Sony.

Universal adds the film project to several toy-based movie projects the studio has percolating with Hasbro, with a “Stretch Armstrong” film being written by Steve Oedekerk, “Monopoly” with Ridley Scott, “Candyland” with “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen and director Kevin Lima, and the Platinum Dunes-produced “Ouija.”

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By the power of Grayskull, He-Man may be getting one step closer to the big screen

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2009

Collider mention that Variety is now reporting that the next “He-Man” feature is closer to becoming a reality as Joel Silver has signed “Kung Fu Panda” co-director John Stevenson to helm the project. Warner Brothers, who have held the “He Man” film rights since 2007, will distribute the movie with Silver Pictures listed as a producer and Mattel’s Barry Waldo as executive producer.

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Green Arrow: Supermax – Justin Marks talks about that and Hack/Slash

Posted by LiveFor on November 1, 2008

The self-proclaimed screenwriter of “all things geeky,” Justin Marks stopped by the CBR Boat Show at Comic-Con International in San Diego to talk about his numerous film projects. In this exclusive on-camera interview, Marks discusses with CBR Executive Producer Jonah Weiland the status of “Hack/Slash,” the forthcoming live-action adaptation of Tim Seeley’s hit Devil’s Due horror-comedy series about Cassie Hack, a hero Marks describes as a “motherfucking ass-kicking bitch” with “the heart and soul of a teenage girl.”

Marks, who’s also involved with big-screen versions of Voltron, He-Man and Street Fighter (“my film resume looks like a yard sale in 1991”) also updates fans on “Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max,” which he’s working on with “Batman Begins” co-writer David S. Goyer.
Source: CBR

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The Random

Posted by LiveFor on October 17, 2008

Following the trend for trilogies set by Douglas Adams Bourne 4 is in the works and is aiming to be out in 2010. Matt Damon will still be Bourne. The next movie could be set in South America.

More Star Trek photos are out and First Showing also have lots of info on the movie.

Prince Adam does not have the power. Latino Review have the news that Warner Bros have killed the He-Man movie.

Kevin Smith is developing a $45-$50 million futuristic outer space comedy. “The moment someone steps out of the spaceship, it’s going to cost a little more,” Smith told The Hollywood Reporter. The story will revolve around a father-son relationship, and will reference other science fiction films.

More Zack and Miri Make a Porno ads have been banned as they contain the word Porno.

Further details are online about the recently announced Bull Durham sequel.

Guillermo del Toro says he would love to get illustrator Bernie Wrightson to design the creature for his upcoming Frankenstein feature. You can find some of Bernie’s illustrations of scenes from Mary Shelley’s original novel here.

The second half of the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica is scheduled to start airing January 16th.

Larry Charles says that he would love to recut the hundreds of hours of footage he shot for the Bill Maher religion-skewering doco Religulous into half-hour shows to air as a series on HBO or the like and has already talked to Lionsgate about doing such an idea… (full details)

The new Seth Rogen comedy Observe & Report is said to be excellent, but early test audience response may end up cutting out the best gags… (full details)

Pretty much everyone who was involved in the previous four Saw films will return in cameos, flashbacks and the like in the upcoming fifth film… (full details)

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