He-Man movie now in development at Sony Pictures.
SonyÂ is finalizing a deal to produce a bigscreen adaptation of the popular action figure line from toymaker Mattel with Escape Artists shepherding the project. The movie had originally been in development since 2007, with Joel Silver attached to the project. Mattel wound up taking back the rights and leaving the lot after Mattel, the studio and Silver couldnât agree on the creative direction of the film.
Sony and Escape Artistsâ Todd Black,Â Jason BlumenthalÂ and Steve Tisch will now start developing the project from scratch for Columbia Pictures, sources close to the negotiations said. John Stevenson (âKung Fu Pandaâ) had previously been attached to direct, with Justin Marks and Evan Daugherty having penned versions of the script. Rights to those scripts now belong to WB, meaning a new writer will likely be hired.
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Posted originally: 2009-09-23 16:03:09