Movies, Toys

Oh @#$% Me, the He-Man Movie Is Back On

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This won’t end well for me. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Predators writers Mike Finch and Alex Litvak have been hired to write a new Masters of the Universe movie script for Columbia and Mattel. Apparently, “In their pitch, the scribes attempted to balance a treatment that would
convince the studio it was cinematic and keep the toy company satisfied
that its characters were being portrayed appropriately.”

Look, Predators seems fine — certainly there are a lot worse films that a Predator sequel could rip off besides Predator — but it’s not like Mattel or Columbia will let an MOTU film be R-rated action fest. And while I’m clearly too much of a fanboy to see the franchise clearly, I still can’t imagine anyone doing a MOTU to my satisfaction (see the picture above? That’s what an MOTU movie looks like in my head. When I close my eyes and go to sleep. every night). Hell, Mattel still can’t even sell MOTU toys to MOTU fans correctly yet and they’re a goddamn toy company; I doubt they have their shit together regarding a movie. I’m well aware I’m being the worst kind of nerd here, but I can’t help it. MOTU is my thing. There’s no way a live-action MOTU movie ends well for me. But thanks to Snoodle for the tip anyways.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.