David S. Goyer, known for writing the popular Dark Knight trilogy of films for DC, is in talks to direct the upcoming Masters of the Universe film for Sony, according to TheWrap. Goyer has already been involved in production on the film, penning the most recent draft of the script.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe originated as a popular cartoon series in 1983. It focused on Prince Adam of Eternia, who had the ability to turn into the He-Man. Together with his pet Battle Cat and his allies Teela and Man-At-Arms, He-Man fought against the plots of his nemesis Skeletor throughout the series.
The series was turned into a live-action film in 1987 starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, though it was a commercial failure. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe has proven to be successful in the form of a number of toy lines throughout the 1990s and 2000s, however.
The upcoming Masters of the Universe live-action film is being produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch. The movie is currently slated to release on December 18, 2019.