Live Action He-Man Movie

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Do you want a live action He man movie?

Yes... yes please oh pretty please!
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Er, well... no we don't cos it'll suck full stop/period!
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby buster00 on Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:17 pm

I get the gist of what Marks is saying, but yeah, that's an odd choice of words. Staying true to the overall look of the characters means nipples-a-plenty, for better or worse.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby bastard_robo on Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:26 pm

Wow.. For some guy who says he watched HEMAN 6 days a week, I dont think he knows what the fuck he's talking about....

I'm grow sadder and sadder with every piece of news..

Patton Oswalt was right.. We're filming too much reality..


ITS A STORY ABOUT A FUCKING TEEN WHO HAS A MAGIC SWORD THAT TURNS HIM INTO A GIANT WITH SUPER STRENGHT!!!!!!!!! ON AN ALIEN PLANET!

HOW MUCH FUCKING REALITY DOSE THERE NEED TO BE IN THIS FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby BuckyO'harre on Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:29 am

Soo...







no Orco?

No battlecat?


No James Tolkan?
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby TheButcher on Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:46 am

BuckyO'harre wrote:Soo...







no Orco?

No battlecat?


No James Tolkan?

At least we're getting Cyclops! Image :wink:
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby BuckyO'harre on Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:48 pm

TheButcher wrote:
BuckyO'harre wrote:Soo...







no Orco?

No battlecat?


No James Tolkan?

At least we're getting Cyclops! Image :wink:


Super.

Alot of bitching about Beast Man not being a team player.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby Al Shut on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:13 pm

SilentBobX wrote:Well for starters, not to sound like I ummm, know too much, but Trapjaw didn't wear a shirt, so his nipples are visible.


Not that I know that much :oops: but that is just partly true.

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A reason for bionic parts? Wasn't he run over by a tank? That's not a silly reasoon.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby bastard_robo on Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:56 pm

TheButcher wrote:
BuckyO'harre wrote:Soo...







no Orco?

No battlecat?


No James Tolkan?

At least we're getting Cyclops! Image :wink:


See, this Marks fucker dont know shit!


ITS MOTHA FUCKIN TRI KLOPS!!!
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby buster00 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:00 am

BuckyO'harre wrote:no Orco?

No battlecat?


No James Tolkan?


At least we get these guys:

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In the sequel, they'll all do battle with Hordak!
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby buster00 on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:04 am

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Tri-Klops.

/klop klop klop
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby so sorry on Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:18 am

buster00 wrote:Image

Tri-Klops.

/klop klop klop

:P

That's the saddest picture ever.

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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby Fawst on Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:27 pm

You guys do realize that those quotes were most likely transcribed, and that the stupid fuck from MTV who wrote it probably doesn't have clue one when it comes to He-Man... right? I highly doubt that a guy who is so devoted to making this BADFUCKINGASS doesn't realize the dude's name is Triclops. And the nipples on Trap-Jaw comment was a poorly written response to the idea that this is the Batman Begins of He-Man. I wouldn't take that comment in the literal sense, more like "We're going for realism, not OTT cartoonisms." Here, let me make it easier to comprehend:

Nipples on Bat-suit / uber codpiece = going out of your way to be ridiculous.
Scarecrow wearing a burlap mask that freaks people the fuck out after they've been subjected to a fear toxin = going out of your way to make the ridiculous accessable and realistic.

I've probably said it before in this thread already, but I can't stand "it is because it is" style storytelling. Marks is doing right by me on this one. It's all well and good that Castle Greyskull is full of secrets that can only be unlocked by combining the swords of power, and that Skeletor is after said secrets but... WHAT ARE THEY ABOUT? It's like, it could be anything, but no one knows! He-Man is defending them WHY? He doesn't know! He is just good, Skeletor is just evil, and stopping evil is the right thing to do! Imagine if the following scenario played out:

Skeletor: He-Man fell for my trick! He totally looked behind himself when I just stopped and pointed! That was so easy, I can't believe he didn't hear Beast-Man coming up to hit him on the head! Now, with his sword of power, I shall UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF CASTLE GREYSKULL!

(a few hours later, Skeletor walks out, looking defeated.)

Beast-Man: What did you learn, master? What secrets were unveiled to you?

Skeletor: IT WAS SOME FUCKING DOUCHEBAG PRINCESS'S DIARY! "Oh, Princess Tala is just SO dreamy, I hope no one ever finds out my little secret! That secret, of course, being that I am a lesbian unhappily betrothed to that man-pig, Prince Alec!" This twat has been dead and buried for millennia, no one even remembers who originally built this castle, and that asshole He-Man was stopping me all this time from reading her DIARY! Fuck this place, I'm going to Middle Earth where I can really tear shit up.

See what I mean? There's no point to anything in the cartoon other than thinly veiled moral lessons for kids and to sell the next cool toy. At least Marks is trying to make it a viable franchise again.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:31 pm

That, and Teela has to be hot.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby so sorry on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:09 pm

Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:That, and Teela has to be hot.



Like this?
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby travis-dane on Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:20 pm

so sorry wrote:
Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:That, and Teela has to be hot.



Like this?


YUP!
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby TheButcher on Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:24 pm

From Latino Review:
Warners Does Not Possess The Secrets of Grayskull
El Mayimbe wrote:So what is the latest on one of my favorite scripts of the year – Justin Marks’ GRAYSKULL?

Nothing. As it stands, the project is dead at Warner Brothers.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby bastard_robo on Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:08 pm

TheButcher wrote:From Latino Review:
Warners Does Not Possess The Secrets of Grayskull
El Mayimbe wrote:So what is the latest on one of my favorite scripts of the year – Justin Marks’ GRAYSKULL?

Nothing. As it stands, the project is dead at Warner Brothers.



Thank God... If I have to live in a world with just first movie, then I can live in that world. I would love for a modern, more cartoon version of the property done, but not like how Marks had written it.

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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby buster00 on Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:08 pm

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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby DerLanghaarige on Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:28 am

He-Man Panda?
According to my sources, one of my favorite projects got itself a director. Supposedly, Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson went in to the Silver offices, came in and did this killer take on He-man and the Masters of the Universe and got himself the job!

Shit yeah! Watch the prison break scene from Kung Fu Panda and you will get a sense of what this movie could be: Energetic, inspired, dark, but yet fun! I just hope that he is as live action director as good as animation director AND that they won't use the "Greyskull" script.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby CeeBeeUK on Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:31 am

travis-dane wrote:
so sorry wrote:
Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:That, and Teela has to be hot.



Like this?


YUP!



I know I'm many monhs late, but, BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL!
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby bastard_robo on Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:22 pm

DerLanghaarige wrote:He-Man Panda?
According to my sources, one of my favorite projects got itself a director. Supposedly, Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson went in to the Silver offices, came in and did this killer take on He-man and the Masters of the Universe and got himself the job!

Shit yeah! Watch the prison break scene from Kung Fu Panda and you will get a sense of what this movie could be: Energetic, inspired, dark, but yet fun! I just hope that he is as live action director as good as animation director AND that they won't use the "Greyskull" script.



Hum.. I might be more inclined to see this project. The man has a background in animation and thats in 80s animation too! I'll wait to hear what his pitch is, but this sounds a bit more promising.
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GRAYSKULL: THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Postby TheButcher on Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:42 pm

From Variety: WB, Joel Silver shaping He-Man film - John Stevenson to direct live action 'Masters'

MICHAEL FLEMING wrote:
He-Man is a brawny prince who transforms into a warrior who becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, which is being ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.

Stevenson said the first film came to mind when he was asked to consider the job, and the impression wasn't a good one. He changed his mind when he went to Mattel headquarters and was shown into a secret lair that contained the visuals created by the toymaker staff.

"There was this locked bunker that you had to be escorted into," Stevenson said. "It was filled with art, some generated by the Mattel artists, and I looked around, and said, 'I get it.' We started formulating a specific vision for costumes, creatures, architecture, and the creation of a mythology and look for a whole world we'll create."

Waldo said that Stevenson's vision to elevate the material matched with Mattel's desire to see He-Man become a big studio film. Mattel has also brought its "Hot Wheels" film to WB and Silver.


From THR.com:
Stevenson joins 'Masters of the Universe' - Joel Silver, Warner Bros. bringing toy line to big screen
Borys Kit and Georg Szalai wrote:
Justin Marks penned the script, which skews more toward gritty fantasy and reimagines Adam as a soldier who sets off to find his destiny, happening upon magical world called Eternia. There, a being called Skeletor has raised a technological army and is bent on eradicating all traces of magic.

"I think it's fair to say, and knowing the epic nature of this script, you will see things you have never seen before. John has that creativity."
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Re: GRAYSKULL: THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Postby bastard_robo on Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:24 pm

TheButcher wrote:From Variety: WB, Joel Silver shaping He-Man film - John Stevenson to direct live action 'Masters'

MICHAEL FLEMING wrote:
He-Man is a brawny prince who transforms into a warrior who becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, which is being ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.

Stevenson said the first film came to mind when he was asked to consider the job, and the impression wasn't a good one. He changed his mind when he went to Mattel headquarters and was shown into a secret lair that contained the visuals created by the toymaker staff.

"There was this locked bunker that you had to be escorted into," Stevenson said. "It was filled with art, some generated by the Mattel artists, and I looked around, and said, 'I get it.' We started formulating a specific vision for costumes, creatures, architecture, and the creation of a mythology and look for a whole world we'll create."

Waldo said that Stevenson's vision to elevate the material matched with Mattel's desire to see He-Man become a big studio film. Mattel has also brought its "Hot Wheels" film to WB and Silver.


From THR.com:
Stevenson joins 'Masters of the Universe' - Joel Silver, Warner Bros. bringing toy line to big screen
Borys Kit and Georg Szalai wrote:
Justin Marks penned the script, which skews more toward gritty fantasy and reimagines Adam as a soldier who sets off to find his destiny, happening upon magical world called Eternia. There, a being called Skeletor has raised a technological army and is bent on eradicating all traces of magic.

"I think it's fair to say, and knowing the epic nature of this script, you will see things you have never seen before. John has that creativity."


If there is a fair and just god, they will DUMP the Marks script and start from scratch.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby ironic name on Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:52 am

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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby papalazeru on Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:02 am

Crikey! He's not looking well.

I think it was Red Dawn 5 that broke him.

All he needs to do now is a JCVD and he's back.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby bastard_robo on Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:19 pm

papalazeru wrote:Crikey! He's not looking well.

I think it was Red Dawn 5 that broke him.

All he needs to do now is a JCVD and he's back.


So we need to look forward to DL THE MOVIE?
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'Grayskull' lands new writer

Postby TheButcher on Wed May 13, 2009 12:04 am

From THR.com:
Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures have tapped newcomer Evan Daugherty to pen the latest draft of "Grayskull," the studio's big-screen take on Mattel's "Masters of the Universe" cartoon and toy line.

John Stevenson ("Kung Fu Panda") is attached to direct the adaptation of the show, which followed a blond warrior named Prince Adam who, when uttering the magic words, "By the power of Grayskull -- I have the power," turned into the heroic He-Man. He and his allies -- Battle Cat, Man-at-Arms and Orko -- defended their planet Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor, who tried week after week to conquer the fortress Castle Grayskull, which imbued He-Man with his powers.

Warners sees the big-screen version as a gritty fantasy and reimagines Adam as a soldier who sets off to find his destiny, happening upon the magical world of Eternia. There, Skeletor has raised a technological army and is bent on eradicating magic.

Justin Marks penned the previous draft.

Landing "Grayskull" is a huge coup for Daugherty, whose only writing credit is the unproduced screenplay "Shrapnel." Daugherty wrote the script -- a character-driven psychological thriller about two mortal enemies on a hunting trip to the death -- to earn an NYU film-school grant. He was living at his parents' home at the time and paying bills by doing freelance video editing.

Daugherty didn't get the grant but entered an obscure screenwriting contest called Script Pimp, where he caught the attention of Jake Wagner of management firm Energy Entertainment. The script made the Hollywood rounds and landed on the Black List, while Daugherty moved to Los Angeles to pursue his writing career.

Daugherty additionally is repped by UTA.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby DerLanghaarige on Wed May 13, 2009 5:24 am

So they are still going for dark and grittY? :roll:
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby ManaByte on Wed May 13, 2009 8:39 pm

Well the original script reviews were AWESOME.

But I thought Warner/Silver weren't going to touch this now after Speed Racer floped?
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby bastard_robo on Thu May 14, 2009 1:16 am

ManaByte wrote:Well the original script reviews were AWESOME.

But I thought Warner/Silver weren't going to touch this now after Speed Racer floped?


They're moving forward with DEATH NOTE, an Anime/Manga.. Why not this? I just hope that this new guy moves as far away from Justin Mark's pile of poo of a script...
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby Fievel on Thu May 14, 2009 2:22 am

DerLanghaarige wrote:So they are still going for dark and grittY? :roll:



...because that totally describes Orko. :lol:
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby ironic name on Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:15 am

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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby buster00 on Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:17 am

ironic name wrote:all you need to know bitch!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_84MAfap6c


I love this. Presumably, that mustachioed disco leftover with the cigarette is supposed to be Zodac, the cosmic overseer.

I hope so, because that would be awesome. He should be in the remake.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby heathjack on Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:15 pm

i think the new he-man would rock:) if you hadn't seen the 2002 cartoon espcaily the beging part 3 Series, I RECOMMED PICKING UP. they could make it like that. MayebyMAKE IT LIKE BATMAN BEGINS ON HOW ADAM BECAME HE-MAN. i hope they get to some one different to play ADAM. I HOPE IT TAKES PLACE IN GRAYSKULLMAYBE BE LIKE LORD OF THE RINGS MOIVES. nOT Like master of the univser which i like a lot. I HOPE THEY GET BESTMAN MERMAN AND Blade. THEY SHOULD USE EVL LYNN TOO. THEY SHOULD HAVE for good guys ORKAO Faceman, rayman and man of arms and tela.
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Script Review: Masters of the Universe

Postby TheButcher on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:35 pm

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He-Man is dead!

Postby TheButcher on Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:52 pm

From Variety:
No He-Man for WB, Mattel
Mike Fleming wrote:
Warner Bros. and Mattel will be parting company on “Masters of the Universe,” the live-action reinvention of the signature Mattel toy line that WB and producer Joel Silver have been developing since 2007.

Mattel and WB didn’t see eye to eye over the direction of the project and made a mutual decision to let the option lapse this month. The film revolves around He-Man, a prince who becomes a warrior who battles the evil Skeletor for control of his magical homeland.

Mattel will take back the property and set it up elsewhere. The expectation is that director John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”) will stay, but not Silver, who is exclusive to WB.

As Disney’s Marvel Entertainment acquisition and WB’s overhaul of DC Comics and its movie output shows, branded properties are important commodities. The owners of those brands have more direct involvement and higher expectations.

The situation is reminiscent of Paradox Entertainment’s decision several years ago to decline an option renewal on the Robert E. Howard “Conan the Barbarian” franchise, after WB made numerous attempts to re-invent the franchise with major filmmakers. Paradox aligned with Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films, with Marcus Nispel directing. That deal has strict progress to production stipulation

Mattel, which still has “Hot Wheels” with WB and Silver Pictures, has become pro-active in setting properties for films since aligning with CAA. Among them is a Universal/Playtone deal to turn “Major Matt Mason” into a star vehicle for Tom Hanks, a deal with Paramount for “Max Steel” and a Universal deal for a live-action musical to be based on a new toy-line that aspires to add a fresh twist to monster lore, with “Hairspray” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Tony-winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby Fievel on Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:56 am

Sony Acquiring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Sony and Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will now start developing the project from scratch. John Stevenson had been attached to direct but is no longer attached.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby TheButcher on Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:13 pm

From Latino Review:
Do you think we'll ever see another Speed Racer?

Silver:
No

What happened with He-Man? Last time I talked to you a script was being worked on.

Silver:
We let that one go. We couldn't really figure out how to do it. Sony has it, it's not with us anymore.

Just too difficult?

Silver:
Eh, it was a weird one. I'm sure somebody could figure it out. But you know, the studio didn't know really what they wanted from it and we kept trying to figure it out. But it wasn't going anywhere. For us.

Good guys versus bad guys, it's not that hard.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby TheButcher on Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:28 am

From Heat Vision:
'Masters of the Universe' screenwriters hired
Borys Kit wrote:Mike Finch and Alex Litvak, the duo who wrote the upcoming "Predators" reboot, have been brought aboard to pen "Masters of the Universe" for Columbia.

The studio picked up movie rights to the 1980s Mattel toy property in the fall, when Mattel and Warner Bros. parted ways after the sides couldn't agree on a creative vision.

The addition of the rising writers is the first major move on the property and signals the project is being rebuilt from the ground up. While at Warners, "Masters" went through several writers and in latter stages had John Stevenson, who co-helmed "Kung Fu Panda," attached to direct.

Getting the go-ahead to tackle any major toy-brand film can be tricky. Depending on the property, writers and directors need to get a thumbs-up from the studio, which then has to win approval from the toy company. In the case of "Masters," Mattel has story approval.

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.

The '80s show, "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," centered on blond warrior Prince Adam, who, after uttering the magic words "By the power of Grayskull, I have the power," turned into the heroic He-Man. He and his allies -- Battle Cat, Man-at-Arms and Orko -- defended their planet Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor, who week after week attempted to conquer the fortress Castle Grayskull, which imbues He-Man with his powers.

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists are producing.

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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby thefraze on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:25 am

You know, the Justin Marks script was about as solid a script for fantastical action/adventure movie as I've ever read... it's a shame it couldn't be utilized. Hopefully, this new writing team will stick to the spirit of that one (and the original series for that matter).
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby King Psyz on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:36 pm

make it look like this:
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and I'll buy 4 tickets opening day
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:38 pm

That's some cool art, I guess the perfect He-Man movie would be Beowulf on LSD. Not sure the cartoon really deserves a good adaptation, but a lot of the character designs were pretty cool.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby so sorry on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:43 pm

King Psyz wrote:make it look like this:
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and I'll buy 4 tickets opening day



Looks like some weird fantasy porn fanfiction.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby thefraze on Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:47 pm

so sorry wrote:Looks like some weird fantasy porn fanfiction.


Hence the four tickets on opening day...
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby ironic name on Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:06 pm

yikes that was an awfull toon.
grown idiots now spend cash on he man toys with little plastic bread loafs.

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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby King Psyz on Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:54 pm

I say it needs to take itself only enough to not laugh at how they look, but not so serious that it kills the spirit.

Like say the first Conan movie, wasn't mega serious, but they made you belive that the world was a giant RPG session and nobody batted an eye when a warlock turned into a snake or chanting monks abducted hot virgins for firey saccrifice.

Granted MOTU will be PG-13 at worst/best. But there's a lot they can do within that range. And look at that Skeletor, he's fucking METAL!

I really hope they take the orgins from the cardbacks and pack in comics versus the cartoon though. Like Trap Jaw is supposed to be a pirate and little things like that that seemed to be ignored on TV.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby Fievel on Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:49 pm

Back in the day the original He-Man figures came with little comic books. These mini-comics, as far as I remember, were rather serious in tone.
I'd like to see that sort of take on the property. KP's picture above looks like a modern variation of the old mini-comics' characters.


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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby SilentBobX on Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:59 am

King Psyz wrote:make it look like this:
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and I'll buy 4 tickets opening day


Who did this art? It seems to have a Vallejo/Julie Bell vibe to it.


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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby Al Shut on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:36 am

The movie wil be clawful.


What? Sooner or later somebody had to say it.
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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby ironic name on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:22 am

King Psyz wrote:make it look like this:
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and I'll buy 4 tickets opening day

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Re: Live Action He-Man Movie

Postby RogueScribner on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:49 am

How does nobody know that Prince Adam is He-Man? They look exactly the same!

And what the hell kind of name is He-Man, anyway? Is his wife She-Woman? Is his son He-Boy? Is his dog She-Bitch?
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