It's been awhile since we last heard anything about Columbia Pictures' planned reboot of the Masters of the Universe franchise, which is getting a new live action movie following the original 1987 release based on the classic 80s cartoon series. Today, DeVon Franklin, senior vice president of Columbia and the driving force behind this new iteration of the fantasy adventure series, unveiled the official title card and logo for the impending release. He also teases that more news is coming soon.
Way back in early January, just as the New Year was kicking off, DeVon Franklin revealed that Jeff Wadlow had completed a fresh draft of the screenplay. No director has been announced yet, but its speculated that this news may be revealed before the end of the week. Jon M. Chu was at one time supposed to direct, but left the project to take on another action figure toy line and cartoon series adaptation with Hasbro's Jem and the Holograms.
It's possible that Jeff Wadlow, who directed last year's sequel Kick-Ass 2, will step in as the director. He is also set to direct an X-Force movie for 20th Century Fox. Another name that has been mentioned in terms of directing is Mike Cahill, who last directed I Origins. Does this first look image get you excited? Who do you want to see direct this new version of Masters of the Universe?