‘Masters Of The Universe’ Movie: Art Marcum & Matt Holloway To Write New Draft For Sony/Mattel Films

Writers Art Marcum & Matt Holloway are in final talks to write the new draft of Masters of the Universe, which Adam Aaron Nee will direct.
However, after numerous starts and stops in development at Sony including versions that would have separately starred Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway, Mattel jettisoned the Barbie project over to Warner Bros, where Margot Robbie is currently attached. There was a rumor that Patty Jenkins would direct, but she is busy with Wonder Woman 1984. Like Barbie, He-Man is a prized franchise for Mattel.
Pic is based on the bestselling He-Man toyline from the 1980s that  spawned an animated TV show and a 1987 feature from Cannon Films starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man; back in the day it made over $17 million at the domestic box office. He-Man is a muscular medieval kind of guy who is trying to ward off the nasty Skeletor and his dark armies as both good and evil fight for control of Castle Grayskull.
Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, as well as DeVon Franklin are producing.
Their additional credits include Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight. Holloway and Marcum recently wrote Sony's upcoming Men in Black: International. They are represented by CAA, Grandview and attorney Mark Bisgeier.” />
Currently, Masters of the Universe had a release date of this year on December 20, but getting an event production of this magnitude up and running will take time. So it's quite conceivable we could see that release date move into 2020.
Goyer, who is also an executive producer. The previous draft of Masters of the Universe was written by David S.

Rupert Grint Joins M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple Series

Shyamalan is executive producing and will direct the first episode. The untitled project, which received a straight-to-series order, was created by Basgallop, who will write and executive produce the series.
The series will be produced by Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures, with the company’s Ashwin Rajan serving as executive producer alongside the Escape Artists team of Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch. Taylor Latham will co-executive produce.
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Before that, Grint starred in Broadway's It's Only A Play opposite Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Grint recently wrapped ABC Murders for the BBC opposite John Malkovich, as well as season 2 of Snatch for Sony Crackle. Grint is repped by ICM Partners, Hamilton Hodell in the UK and Management 360.
The plot of the series has not been revealed, but we hear it follows parents Dorothy (Ambrose) and Sean Turner, who have hired young nanny Leanne to help care for their newborn child. Grint will play Julian Pearce, Dorothy’s (Ambrose) younger brother.
Night Shyamalan (Unbreakable, Split) and British TV writer Tony Basgallop (24, To The Ends of the Earth). He joins previously announced Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) and Nell Tiger (Game of Thrones). EXCLUSIVE: Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has signed on for a supporting role in Apple’s upcoming psychological thriller series from M.