Mattel and Netflix are creating Masters of the Universe, a franchise the toymaker created within the Eighties, right into a live-action movie with manufacturing set to start in summer season 2022.
The challenge, previously in improvement at Sony, can be helmed by filmmaking duo The Nee Brothers and “West Facet Story” star Kyle Allen as Prince Adam or He-Man, each firms stated on Friday.
The movie will revolve round an orphan named Adam who discovers he’s a prince destined to be the savior of a far-off land.
The franchise was first launched by a line of motion figures in 1982, a yr earlier than the premiere of the animated sequence He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
US toy producers comparable to Mattel and Hasbro have competed for profitable offers with Hollywood studios lately. Mattel has additionally signed offers with Disney for Pixar Animation Studio’s Toy Story and Automobiles franchises, in addition to Lightyear.
Earlier this week, Mattel introduced it had received the rights to make dolls primarily based on Disney royalty, together with Elsa and Jasmine, snapping again the license from arch-rival Hasbro.
He-Man was first launched as an motion determine in 1982, a yr earlier than the animated sequence debuted. Courtesy of the Everett Assortment
Masters of the Universe is a live-action movie concerning the adventures of Mattel’s He-Man character, which was developed within the Eighties.Getty Photos
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