By the writers of Grayskull!
Heat Vision (part of The Hollywood Reporter) is exclusively reporting in this
that the new movie version of He-Man now has writers.
Okay, if you didn’t now it was He-Man from the Grayskull reference, I’ll lower the spikes on the driveway, and you can back out and go to another blog. 😉
Just kidding, I always welcome people, with any level of pop culture awareness.
It was a big hit in syndication (which is where it started).
The basic set-up is that Adam is the Prince of Eternia, and he can turn into He-Man to fight Skeletor. There’s a lot more to it than that, of course.
One spin-off was She-Ra…which came about when Mattel wanted to sell “girl” toys.
It was very influential in its day. One eventual result that made purists shiver: a Conan the Adventurer series in which the barbarian used a magic sword…the original Conan wasn’t a big fan of magic. 😉
Who are they? They are the buzzy writing partners behind the new Predators movie. That’s a good thing, really. :) While another sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Predator might sound…less than epic, the pre-word on this has been good.
I have to say, I’m not quite sure how they would pull this off…I don’t see how you don’t gear it for kids. Kids movies have been raking in the money, though, so they could probably pay for those live action special effects.
So, do they have the power? Is the pen mighty enough for the magic sword?
We’ll see if these cats are more of the Cringer or Battle variety. 😉
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in The Measured Circle blog.