According to the Hollywood Reporter, David S. Goyer is in talks to direct Sony’s Masters of the Universe, sometimes referred to as He-Man, after the lead hero.
Masters of the Universe is based on Mattel‘s toy line that revolves around the conflict between the heroic He-Man, Prince Adam, and the evil Skeletor on the planet Eternia.
The Masters of the Universe reboot has long been in developmental hell since 2007. Jon M. Chu was attached to direct at one point. Earlier this year it was announced that McG had left the film and that Goyer had written the most recent draft of the script.
Since its initial launch, the franchise has spawned varies products including various lines of action figures, four animated television series, several comic series, a daily newspaper comic strip, and a feature film starring Dolph Lundgren.
Goyer is mostly known for his writing credits on big-budget blockbusters including the Blade trilogy, The Dark Knight trilogy, Dark City, Man of Steel, and its sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The film is set for a Dec. 18, 2019, release date.