Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"Masters of The Universe" Start

Mattel Films and Columbia Pictures, are now in pre-production On Sony's live-action "Masters of the Universe" feature film, setting a July 15, 2019 start date in Prague, to be directed by Aaron and Adam Neem from a screenplay by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway:

Filmation's "He-Man: Masters Of The Universe" (1983) cartoon series, created to sell Mattel toys, inspired by Robert E. Howard's "Conan The Barbarian", aired 130 syndicated episodes, starring 'He-Man' defending 'Eternia' and the secrets of 'Castle Grayskull' from the evil forces of 'Skeletor'.

The series was followed in 1990 by "The New Adventures of He-Man".

"...during the aftermath of a 'Great War', the 'Sorceress of Castle Grayskull', aka 'The Goddess', gave 'Prince Adam', son of planet Eternia's 'King Randor' and the earthling 'Queen Marlena', his super powers.

"Adam would hold aloft the 'Sword of Power', proclaiming, 'By the power of Grayskull... I have the power!'

"Adam's physique would ripple with muscles and his green tiger 'Cringer' would change into the armored 'Battle Cat'.

"He-Man's love interest was 'Teela', female 'Captain of the Royal Guard', adoptive daughter of mentor 'Duncan', aka 'Man-At-Arms' and the only daughter of 'The Sorceress'.

"He-Man's chief adversary Skeletor, a demon with a cowled skull for a head, was skilled in black magic, wielding a 'Havoc Staff' ram's skull atop a rod for channeling magic. His reptilian base of operations was 'Snake Mountain', a fortress made of black basalt located on the 'Dark Hemisphere' of Eternia, with henchmen 'Evil-Lyn', 'Beast Man', 'Trap-Jaw', 'Tri-Klops' and the 'fish lord' known as 'Mer-Man'..."

In 1987 a live-action "Masters of the Universe" feature was produced starring actor Dolph Lundgren ("The Punisher") as Prince Adam...

...and Frank Langella as Skeletor.

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