Not too long after it was reported that the new live-action He-Man movie titled Grayskull had been been terminated, there comes some promising news. It appears that Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson has been hired to captain the re-envisioning of the classic 80’s toy/cartoon.
It’s said that Stevenson went into the production studio’s offices, made himself a pitch, and wowed the people that matter, like Joel Silver. This netted him the job of directing what I’m assuming is still Grayskull, which was very highly spoken of and hailed as a Lord of the Rings-esque He-Man story.
Hopefully this is true. I wasn’t thrilled when I heard that they weren’t doing this anymore, so I’d very much love to know it was happening again. It’s tough to tell whether this is the right man for the job, but he’s done a bunch of art department workings on movies like Shrek 1&2, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth along with the previously mentioned co-direction of Kung Fu Panda, which many people including myself liked a lot.
Kung Fu Panda Blu-ray Edition
Directed by John Stevenson, Mark Osborne
Starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie
Paramount Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 8, 2008
Any fan of Kung Fu movies is well aware of the fighting styles preying mantis or even the crouching tiger, but I am sure few have heard of the awesome fighting style known as the Kung Fu Panda. Luckily for us, the folks at Dreamworks have decided to make this lost art form as the subject of the latest movie, Kung Fu Panda.
Set in a fictional city in China known as the Valley of Peace, the story follows a panda with a lot of heart by the name of Po (Jack Black). Po works at his father’s noodle shop but his real dream is to one day be a kung fu master, fighting side by side with his idols, The Furious Five. Po gets his wish when wise master turtle Oogway proclaims him to be the legendary Dragon Warrior, a fighter destined to save the valley from the evil Tai Lung. Will Po be able to live up to his role as dragon warrior? Will the Furious Five accept him as one of their own but more importantly, will Po accept himself?