With a new Masters of the Universe movie having been spinning its wheels in development hell for years now, the reboot has again taken a step forward by bringing in a writing team.

As per Variety, Sony Pictures has moved to sign up Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to pen the picture. The duo have recently worked with Sony, having penned the screenplay for this June’s Men in Black International. Marcum and Holloway’s previous credits include the likes of Iron Man, Punisher: War Zone and Transformers: The Last Knight.

This Masters of the Universe redo has been in development for several years now, with John Chu the first director to sign on for the film. From there, he was replaced by McG, who himself was replaced by David Goyer. The last we’d heard, Band of Robbers’ Aaron and Adam Nee took over the director’s chair this past April. Since then, there’s been pretty much radio silence on the project.

Masters of the Universe will follow the story of Adam, Prince of Eternia, who has the ability to transform into the ever-smiling uber-hero He-Man as he battles to protect his world from the nefarious threat of Skeletor. Of course, these bitter rivals have most recently been seen shilling financial products for MoneySupermarket.com…

Sony had previously pegged Masters of the Universe for a December 18th, 2019 release, although the reboot now looks highly unlikely to make that release date.

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