New Writers Charged with Making 'He-Man' Movie Enjoyable

April 12, 2010

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After stagnating a bit due to disagreements between Warner and toy manufacturer Mattel (who has final story approval, because they care), the long-in-development film adaptation of the Masters of the Universe toy line (also known as "He-Men" if you were me at 6 or "plastic monsters" if you were my mom) is apparently back on track with some new writers.

According to Heat Vision, the move to Columbia has put Mike Finch and Alex Litvak, writers of the upcoming Predators, in charge of coming up with some kind of story for this thing. Their pitch to the studio reportedly, "attempted to balance a treatment that would convince the studio it was cinematic and keep the toy company satisfied that its characters were being portrayed appropriately," the latter of which I assume meant assuring Mattel enough destruction will occur on He-Man's torso to warrant a special "battle damage" action figure.

Personally, I can't say I'm holding out much hope for yet another big screen rummage through my childhood toy drawer, but who knows? Perhaps if Predators ends up being really good, there's still a chance this could be a... victory, He-Man?

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