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A Glimpse Of ‘Grayskull: Masters Of The Universe’
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He-ManOur friend El Mayimbe over Latino Review was able to get his hands on a copy of the script for the proposed live-action He-Man movie, Grayskull: Masters of the Universe, written by the very popular, very impressive up-and-coming screenwriter Justin Marks.

El Mayimbe says of the film, “GRAYSKULL is LORD OF THE RINGS meets THE MATRIX and a little BATMAN BEGINS thrown in for good measure.” That’s some comparison right there!

More importantly, he says the script contains no campiness or cheesiness of the 1980s cartoon (and subsequent live-action movie), and no comic relief. Marks here takes the Masters of the Universe mythology seriously and his script is a hard, edgy PG-13 rating, even teetering on R. If I had to put how this sounds one way, it would be that this world of He-Man has grown with its fan base; this could be a very cool, more adult look at the world of Eternia.

The script review contains a MASSIVE description of the whole first part of the script, which paints a great picture of the tone of the movie as well as where they want to go with it. Trust me when I say, if you were a little He-Man fanatic when you were little like I was, this thing sounds absolutely incredible. Seriously, if you don’t mind knowing how things might play out at the beginning of the movie, continue reading below AND you should really, really check out the full script review over at Latino Review.

El Mayimbe also said that Grayskull takes place in Eternia and gives the origin story of He-Man, Skeletor, and the Power Sword.

GRAYSKULL is the perfect marriage of Sorcery and Science fiction where in Eternia both Fantasy and Technology co-exist. The character arc of the hero ADAM works for me because like Bruce Wayne in BATMAN BEGINS, Adam has to overcome his selfish need for revenge and realize his destiny for the greater good of his people – the fallen son of Eternia must rise to occasion and become HE-MAN.

The project was announced in May 2007 with Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver backing it, but no casting or other news has surfaced since. At first when I heard about “He-Man” I couldn’t help but think of all the silly stuff I’ve seen and all the Robot Chicken spoofs; but man, I am impressed a ton by what I’ve read about Marks’ script. Let’s hope Warner Bros. pushes this one through, and fast!


  1. Incase you haven’t heard…Warner Bros. has axed the He-man movie and I’m pissed off about it. Warner Bros. You guys are fuckin’ idiots!!! I know you… I’ve worked with you in the past, and all I got to say is… You’re a bunch of pussy scallywags. You are a bunch of no-talent douche-bag nut handling fuck sticks!!! WB’s You fucks are so fucking stupid. You guys must work for fuckin’ Skeletor!!! You guys must be in cahoots with Hordak or fuckin’ King Hiss!!! I am furious over this shit! I’ve been waiting 3 years now for this piece of shit to come to light. Through the ridiculous John Woo bullshit, through the announcement of Mark’s script, and now this unforgivable act of treason. And by the way, that scum, Navid McIlhargey is an asshole for leaving! If you don’t wanna make this picture, someone else will you fucks! But in the meantime you can SUCK MY FUCKIN’ DICK!!! I’m pissed off now…FUCK!!! But He-man will still prevail in the end…BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!!!

    Comment by John Hooks — October 22, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

  2. I have a feeling someone is going to fuck it up anyways, do stupid shit like make it a kiddy film. They would have He Man be played by some loser like Toby McGuire or Hayden Christansen (or however you spell that bag of shit’s name). They would even fuck it up even worse by having Robbin Williams play Skeletor. Just to entertain you folks even more they would either have Nick Cannon or that fat kid from Goodburger Kennan play Man-E-Faces. To top it off, John Goodman, yes John f’n Goodman will play Man at Arms. The story would be about a magic crystal that Skeletor tries to steal and spend most of the movie chasing after him in hover bikes. They’ll try to make this a visual effects and no plot movie. Character development is out the door, and if anyone talks about it, they get fired from the studio.

    Comment by John Funfat — December 9, 2008 @ 5:37 am

  3. I can’t wait for the Thundercat release!!! ..I hear Bruce Willis is up for the role of ‘Snarf’. This movie is gonna be boss!! I hope they go into Cheetarahs past, and how she over came her Meth addiction. I hope the Silver Hawks make a cameo? Tally-Ho!! ..another wicked as cartoon from the 80’s.. ‘Partly metal, partly real ….”Silver Hawks” Damn I miss the 80’s and the theme songs from Perfect Strangers and Family Ties. .. Sha na na naaaaah! …He-man’ll kill balls if it were done like Lord of the Rings met Harry Potter on a Tuesday afternoon for Brunch at Dennys!!

    Comment by Hugh Angusen Maistoolavitch — July 5, 2009 @ 10:21 pm

  4. i would’nt get excited about it happening until
    it is final there were many bald claims of a new he-man
    film happening in the past on various bloggs like on myspace
    or facebook i would’nt trust what these bloggs say
    until the spokesperson at warner announces in the
    press of a new he-man film will happen or not.

    frankie smales

    (frankie smales movie and tv review uk)

    Comment by frankie smales — March 19, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

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