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He-Man Steps Up: Jon M. Chu In Talks For Live-Action Masters of the Universe

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By the power of Grayskull, get ready for this: The Masters of the Universe reboot is back on the docket, with news that Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2 The Streets, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is in talks to helm the He-Man flick. Per Deadline, "the film revolves around He-Man, a prince who transforms into a warrior and becomes the last hope for a magical world that has been ravaged by the sinister Skeletor." Well, duh.
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Masters of the Universe Receives Definitive 84-Word Oral History

Masters of the Universe Receives Definitive 84-Word Oral History

"All I did was write the press notes and visit the set, once. I remember very little because I knew it was a cheeseball enterprise from the get-go and I didn't give a shit about any of it. The idea of the Golan & Globus machine attempting to arouse the geek/comic-book fanbase was hopeless from the start... pathetic. [...] Everyone knew it was a tank early on so there was this air of funereal resignation all through production and post-production... everyone just going through the motions." [Hollywood Elsewhere]

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Dear Hollywood: Please Leave These 9 Beloved '80s Cartoons Alone

From Transformers to G.I. Joe to this weekend's The Smurfs, children of the '80s have lost many a Saturday morning cartoon memory to the cash-grabbing clutches of the Hollywood remake machine. Plenty more are being developed into shiny, CG-smooth reboots as we speak. So let's take a moment and plea, for the sake of those that remain, that these nine beloved, totally '80s children's properties be left where they belong: In our fuzzy, warm past -- safe in the glow of yesteryear.

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