According to Latino Review, the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe movie is currently dead at Warner Bros.
The studio gave the execs at Silver Pictures a very small list of A-director names they would consider making the film with, amongst them Doug Liman and Bryan Singer who both passed.
There were some up and coming directors that were gung ho on the script, but the studio wasn’t feeling them.
Another reason and perhaps the biggest was that Navid McIIhargey, the exec who brought in He-Man to Silver Pictures, left the company last month to become a Senior VP at New Regency as reported last month in both trades.
Sources tell me Navid and another exec (who also left Silver) – guys in their thirties who grew up on the property – were the unsung heroes of He-Man and are no longer there doing the day to day to get He-Man over the mountain and get the movie made.
The script got onto the net a few months ago and we heard phrases such as “The perfect marriage of sorcery and science fiction” and the story was described as “Lord of the Rings meets The Matrix meets Batman Begins.”. So with that kind of praise we can only hope that Warners decides to put the project in turnaround.