New writer has the power of GRAYSKULL!

In a script review dated 02.06.08, Latino Review called Justin Marks'Masters of the Universe reimagining "LORD OF THE RINGS meets THE MATRIX and a little BATMAN BEGINS thrown in for good measure" which was a seal of approval that was very welcoming among the online film community. Marks' script was also praised by director Seth Gordon (King of Kong, Four Christmases) who was interested in helming the script but simply read it to late to be in with a chance. heman-header1 But Warner Bros. didn't exactly agree with the fanboy orgasmatic script review, or at least thought it would be too expensive to make as written and late last year they had made plans to cancel a He-Man movie altogether, once again shelved for eternity. Up stepped Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson who gave what I called on 19.10.08"the pitch of a lifetime" and Grayskull was back on track. It's been a relatively quiet six months or so since then but now according to The Hollywood Reporter, WB and Silver Pictures have brought on a new writer to forge the Grayskull movie they want to see made. They have gone out and hired rookie scribe Evan Daugherty whose unproduced screenplay Shrapnel made the Hollywood black list of the best unproduced screenplays. That movie is described as psychological thriller about two mortal enemies who square off in a hunting trip to the death. The new movie WB wish to forge is described 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". If Marks script really was Lord of the Rings meets The Matrix with a little of Batman Begins... doesn't that simply translate as a "gritty fantasy?".

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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.