Netflix has acquired a brand new live-action Masters of the Universe film. The past few years have seen Netflix develop multiple shows based on the ’80s line of toys and cartoons with She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Masters of The Universe: Revelations, and He-Man and The Masters of The Universe, making this live-action reboot the fourth one under the company.
Kyle Allen, known for his work in West Side Story, has been chosen to play He-Man in the upcoming film. The project will be directed by the Nee Brothers who co-wrote the script alongside David Callaham, whose recent work includes Wonder Woman 1984 and Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.
The project was previously in development at Sony with Noah Centineo attached to play He-Man. The executive producer of Mattel Films had this to say about the partnership between Mattel and Netflix.
“Masters of the Universe is an iconic property that shaped the imaginations of an entire generation of kids with the message of becoming the best version of yourself. With our partners at Netflix, we look forward to showing audiences that anything can happen in Eternia. We are continuin to unlock this global franchise in new ways, and we can’t wait to see Kyle battle it out with Skeletor in this epic-live action saga.”
SOURCE: The Wrap