Aaron and Adam Nee‘s deliberate live-action reboot of Masters of the Universe may very well be heading to Amazon following its cancellation at Netflix.
As damaged by Selection, Amazon MGM Studios is in “critical talks” to deliver the Nee brothers’ tackle Masters of the Universe to life. One supply aware of the scenario warns that the talks are at the moment “tenuous.” Ought to issues transfer ahead, nevertheless, the studio would wish to draft new offers for the Nees to shine their script and direct. Kyle Allen remains to be anticipated to star within the lead position of He-Man if the film will get the inexperienced mild.
Moreover, producer and Mattel government Todd Black is pushing for Masters of the Universe to obtain a large theatrical launch (one thing that was a non-starter at Netflix). The mission has already jumped ship no less than twice — shifting from Warner Bros. to Sony earlier than touchdown at Netflix — with Black overseeing issues via all of it. As for the film’s future, each Mattel and Amazon MGM Studios declined to remark.
Mattel’s Masters of the Universe toy line initially launched in 1982. The franchise’s first animated sequence, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, aired from 1983 to 1985. Since then, it has spawned a variety of spin-offs, reboots, and revivals. The primary (and, up to now, solely) live-action Masters of the Universe movie launched in theaters in 1987. It starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man.
Why Netflix dropped Masters of the Universe
As beforehand talked about, the Nee brothers’ deliberate live-action reboot has gone via quite a few iterations over the previous few years. Noah Centineo was connected to play He-Man when the film was nonetheless being developed at Sony. Centineo exited the mission when Netflix picked it up, at which level Allen entered the image.
The transfer to Netflix appeared to make sense, seeing as how the streaming large is already residence to animated sequence like He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2021-2022), Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Energy (a reboot of an ’80s He-Man spin-off). Nevertheless, earlier this yr, Selection broke the information that Netflix would not be shifting ahead with the live-action Masters of the Universe film.
Reportedly, Netflix’s resolution to scrap Masters of the Universe got here all the way down to the movie’s price range. After sinking an estimated $30 million into growth, the streamer was apparently unwilling to approve the proposed $200 million manufacturing price range. The Nee brothers supposedly labored with their producers to deliver the movie’s price range all the way down to $180 million (together with growth prices). Nevertheless, Netflix nonetheless shot down the thought.
Nonetheless, whereas Netflix is seen because the de facto residence of all issues He-Man today, a transfer to Amazon wouldn’t be solely unprecedented. In 2021, the corporate started creating a live-action She-Ra sequence — presumably for its Prime Video streaming service.