It seems to be the time for progress on projects that have been quiet for a while now, recently we heard that Legend of Conan landed itself a new writer, and now it seems that Masters of the Universe has found one as well.
The project started at least as far back as 2007, and since then there’s been little progress but a number of different people have been attached and since left the film including writers Michael Finch, Alex Litvak and Richard Wenk.
The latest announcement however sees Terry Rossio taking on writing duties for the film, Rossio has a significant body of work behind him including the four Pirates of the Caribbean films, The Legend of Zorro, Shrek, Aladdin, and most recently the Lone Ranger.
Unfortunately this announcement comes at the same time that GI Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu appears to have left the project leaving it without a director once more.
Masters of the Universe of course was a popular Mattel toy line in the early 80’s, as well as an animated series set on the planet Eternia. In 1987 the property made the jump to the big screen with Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella in the lead roles as well as a young Courteney Cox.
We’ll have to wait and see if Prince Adam makes it onto the big screen again, but a new writer taking a run at the script is a good enough place to start over for now.