The last update we had on the forthcoming Masters of the Universe film was back in April 2014, when it was revealed Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow would be taking a pass at the film’s script. Now, when asked by a fan of the script’s progress, Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures Devon Franklin posted a copy of the script’s title page dated Christmas Eve 2014.
The film has gone through a number of writers and directors in the years it’s been in development, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu the initial choice to helm the live-action project. Since his departure, Wadlow was reported as being in contention to helm with I Origins director Mike Cahill also a candidate for the position, but nothing has been announced officially nor has a release date been set. Wadlow has also been tapped to write the screenplay for an X-Force film at Fox, with an eye to direct the adaptation of the Marvel comic series, which could prevent him from directing Masters of the Universe if that film gets off the ground.
Masters of the Universe follows Prince Adam, who transforms into a warrior called He-Man and becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.
— DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) January 2, 2015