Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) is set to be our new He-Man in the next live-action Masters of the Universe movie, being directed by brothers Adam and Aaron Nee (Band of Robbers). Sony had recently dated the film for March 5, 2021, but an interesting new report from THR this week suggests that the movie may actually go direct to Netflix.

According to the site, Sony’s Tom Rothman is exploring the possibility of the studio making MotU exclusively for Netflix, which would give Sony “risk-free cash” and allow them to avoid the potential pratfalls of a major theatrical release with a massive marketing spend. This seems to be a response to the performance of Men in Black: International earlier this year.

THR notes, “A studio source says talks are preliminary, but such a deal would make Sony the next studio after Paramount to start making movies belonging exclusively or almost exclusively to the streamer.” These kinds of partnerships are on paper a win-win for everyone involved: studios cut down on risk taking and Netflix gets big-budget studio films.

Netflix has the animated “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” and an upcoming “Masters of the Universe” series from Kevin Smith, so it may be the perfect home for Sony’s reboot.

To learn more about this developing story, read the full article on The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be based on the beloved Mattel toyline, which spawned a successful animated TV series (1983-85) as well as the 1987 live-action film starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man. The property centers on the warrior He-Man, the last hope of a magical land called Eternia.

Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, as well as DeVon Franklin are producing, with David S. Goyer (who wrote the first draft) executive producing.

Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Men in Black: International, Iron Man) penned the script.

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Author : John Squires

Publish date : 2019-10-09 20:02:18