Mattel and Netflix are growing “Masters of the Universe,” a franchise created by the toymaker within the 1980s, right into a live-action movement image with manufacturing slated to begin in summer time 2022.
The venture, which was previously in improvement at Sony, will probably be directed by filmmaking duo the Nee Brothers and star “West Aspect Story” actor Kyle Allen as Prince Adam, or He-Man, each firms stated on Friday.
The film will revolve round an orphan named Adam who discovers that he’s a prince destined to be the savior of a faraway land.
The franchise was first launched by a line of motion figures in 1982, a yr earlier than the animated sequence “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” premiered.
US toymakers like Mattel and Hasbro have been competing for profitable contracts with Hollywood studios in recent times. Mattel has additionally struck offers with Disney for Pixar Animation Studio’s “Toy Story” and “Vehicles” franchises, in addition to “Lightyear.”
Earlier this week, Mattel stated it gained the rights to supply dolls primarily based on Disney royalty together with Elsa and Jasmine, snatching again the license from archrival Hasbro.