News on Masters of the Universe Movie

The Masters of the Universe movie is still in development, and will begin production in April.

The movie currently has a December 18, 2019 release date, it’s had a revolving door of directors and writers. At one point, David Goyer had been reported as its writer and director. There was a script by Alex Litvak and Mike Finch. There had been a draft by Jeff Wadlow that was completed in late 2014 (that itself was a rewrite of a draft by Terry Rossio). Sony then tapped Christopher Yost for another rewrite. Now it’s in the hands of Lindsey Beer. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are attached to produce.

Then there’s the directors, with the film previously pegged to be helmed by McG, whose exit was followed by the auspicious entrance of David Goyer as writer and director. Goyer WAS a good choice for director, since incredible attention to the worldbuilding of Krypton in Man of Steel made us wonder what he could do with Eternia. – Which makes the latest bit of news somewhat vexing.

David Goyer is OUT as Masters of the Universe director, according to Variety.

While he will reportedly remain onboard the project as screenwriter and executive producer, Goyer – a prolific genre-centric screenwriter whose directorial resume is highlighted by 2004’s Blade: Trinity and 2009’s The Unborn – has ceded the director’s chair due to commitments centering on his development of TV miniseries Foundation, which adapts the sci-fi novel trilogy of author Isaac Asimov.