I can't believe it's been 25 years since He-Man and his fellow Masters of the Universe left my older brother and I completely bummed at the theater after watching his horrible live-action movie. We loved the cartoon, bought the action figures and were even excited to see Dolph Lundgren play the man who unsheathed his sword and found the power. Good thing we are forgiving adults, and Hollywood believes in second big screen opportunities.
He-Man's return to movies is imminent, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct. If and when Chu signs on the dotted line, he will work from a script, originally titled Grayskull, by Predators writers Alex Litvak and Mike Finch. One would hope this new storyline is more reflective of our heroes animated battles with the evil Skeletor and not the previous movie script.
I don't want to get too enthused about a live-action reunion with He-Man, Teela and my personal favorite Man-at-Arms, until I see how G.I. Joe: Retaliation turns out. You may recall the sequel got bumped from June 29th of this summer to March 29, 2013 for 3D conversion and more lines for Channing Tatum.
I can't imagine this Masters of the Universe will be worse than the original, so there's reason to maintain a little optimism while they develop it.