He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Mar 05, 2021)

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Re: He-Man and the Masters of the Cinematic Universe! 12/18/

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:40 am

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Re: He-Man and the Masters of the Cinematic Universe! 12/18/

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:30 pm

Screen Rant:
Masters of the Universe Movie Release Date Delayed to 2020
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Postby mr.negativity » Fri May 17, 2019 12:33 pm

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Masters of the Universe Movie Gets a New 2021 Release Date
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Re: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Mar 05, 2021)

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:32 am

COLLIDER MAY 30, 2019:
New Promo Poster for ‘Masters of the Universe’ Teases the Big-Screen Adaptation
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Re: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Mar 05, 2021)

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:23 pm

THR, 10/9/2019:
Studio Dilemma: Risk a Box Office Flop, or Sell to Netflix?
Kim Masters wrote:After developing its He-Man franchise for years, Sony may take its 'Masters of the Universe' film direct to the streamer.

Call it Tom's Choice. Like all the major studios, Sony Pictures is questing for new franchises — and after years of development, it might have one with the He-Man movie Masters of the Universe.

But while the picture is on the calendar for release in March 2021, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that studio chairman Tom Rothman is exploring the prospect of getting risk-free cash for the pricey project by making it for Netflix instead. 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.

So there's the dilemma: seek a studio or financier to partner on the project, holding on to various rights and territories, or make the safe deal with Netflix (which would not seem quite so safe if the film were a huge hit and it already was sold). Studios selling to streamers is an accelerating trend: Paramount is looking into dedicating a division to that purpose, while a source with knowledge of the situation says Sony's TriStar label is devoting resources to stream­ing deals. And indie studio A24 inked a multi-year agreement in 2018 to produce a slate of films for Apple.

Even Warners may sell to outsiders despite its parent, WarnerMedia, allocating massive resources to its own streaming service, HBO Max. Disney and Universal are likely to sit this out for now, making movies for their own services, Disney+ (launching Nov. 12) and Peacock (debuting in April 2020).

As for the others, says a rep involved in a number of deals, "They have this backlog of films that isn’t going to get made and released theatrically." After long seeing Netflix as the enemy, this person says, studios "are turning around and saying, 'Let’s join ‘em. We can’t beat ‘em.'" Meanwhile, Netflix is said to be looking to make a quality tentpole a quarter with international appeal, creating a healthy demand.

Sony has been developing Masters of the Universe since 2007, perhaps making it that much less appealing to sell given that the studio finally has a version that it wants to make. But Netflix has the series She-Ra and The Princesses of Power plus an upcoming Kevin Smith He-Man anime series. The Netflix negotiation is being handled for now by newly upped Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group co-president Sanford Panitch.

According to sources, Sony wants to bolster its bottom line, in part following a significant loss on reboot Men in Black: International. At an internal meeting in early October, sources say Josh Greenstein, co-president of the group, raised concerns that the studio has spent too much on marketing, especially on titles that appeared to face headwinds leading up to release.

The Sony talks come just a month after it sold off Harbinger, an adaptation of a Valiant Entertainment comic starring superpowered teens. While the terms of the deal aren’t known, Harbinger was meant to go into production this summer or fall.

This year, Sony has had a major theatrical hit with Spider-Man: Far from Home (co-produced with Disney’s Marvel studios), which grossed $1.3 billion worldwide. And, after a public parting over a deal gone south, Disney and Sony are back in business for a third Spider-Man film, slated for 2021. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the year's top-grossing original film at $360 million.
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Re: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Mar 05, 2021)

Postby lhb412 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:01 am

^ if they're so concerned, why don't they just not make the movie? It's insane to think about how when the wheels get put into motion to make a movie and at a certain point it can't be stopped even if the studio now thinks it's a bad idea. Kevin Smith is making a new He-Man animated series, and She-Ra is in the middle of a popular reboot run. Why not let those enjoy their time in the spotlight?
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Re: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Mar 05, 2021)

Postby Jinzo Ningen » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:29 am

Suits are spending WAAAAY too much time trying to reinvent the wheel. Film it in much the same spirit and sense of wonder & fun as the old Filmation series. Quit trying to find a more believable way to present this franchise. It's a wonderfully rich and endless well to drink from. But so many folks working on this over the years obviously just don't get it. How many articles have we read where the flow of came & went writers who were trying to "break" the story agonized endlessly over ways to keep/change/explain the names of these characters, because they were embarrassed about them??? If you are ashamed or embarrassed about something (or feel it's dumb and beneath you) then quite clearly you are absolutely NOT the right person to be working on it. They have goofy names. So what? Introduce them and move on. It never seemed to bother kids back in the day when they were playing with them in record numbers. They accepted and that was that. Like I said, the wrong people are overthinking this far too much. Embrace the wackiness and run with it.
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Re: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Mar 05, 2021)

Postby daikaijusaurus » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:13 pm

As much as I love He-Man, I really hope this movie project dies and never sees the light of day. Judging from what I'm hearing about Keven Smith's upcoming He-Man (or should I say Teela) series and the current She-Ra series (the less I say about that the better), I have absolute zero confidence in Hollywood in making an entertaining and faithful He-Man movie adaption. It will most likely end up being a very pale shadow.
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Re: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Mar 05, 2021)

Postby O.Supreme » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:38 pm

Agreed. It really is sad that we've come to the point that I've stopped asking for things I really like to be revived, and rather have nothing as opposed to it being potentially ruined.
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