Remember how David S. Goyer was the most recent name in the frame to direct Sony Pictures’ long-gestating Masters of the Universe reboot? Well, it looks as if you can now rule him out of the gig.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Goyer has now decided against directing the picture. Previously, he’d been in talks to take over the director’s chair following the departures of both Jon M. Chu and McG. Goyer will still serve as writer and executive producer on the big-screen return to Eternia, though.
The main reason for Goyer’s decision to not direct the film seems to be due to scheduling issues based around Syfy’s upcoming Krypton and his planned miniseries adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy.
The early blurb on this new Masters of the Universe reads:
Masters of the Universe is based on the Mattel toy line character He-Man, which led to an animated series that ran from 1983 – 1985. Masters of the Universe follows Prince Adam, who has the ability to transform into a warrior called He-Man. As He-Man, Adam becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.
At present, Sony has Masters of the Universe pegged for a December 18th, 2019 release.