He-Man remake may have its director

Ben Arnold

The new film based on the 80s cartoon and toy line 'Masters of the Universe' could have found its director, according to reports.

Sony Pictures is said to be in talks with Jon M Chu, currently making the G.I. Joe sequel, 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation', to direct the project.

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Chu was also behind dance films 'Step Up 2: The Streets', 'Step Up 3D' and the Justin Bieber concert film 'Never Say Never'.

Rumours of a new film have been doing the rounds for some time, with a project called Grayskull, named after the castle in the series having been written by the men behind 'Predators' and the recent re-boot of 'The Three Musketeers'.

It would be the second film to takes its source material from the fictional world of Eternia.

The first, 'Masters of the Universe', was released in 1987 and starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, Frank Langella as Skeletor and also featured Courtney Cox.