‘Kung Fu Panda’ co-director to helm live-action ‘He-Man’ movie

January 31st, 2009 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS  

London, Jan 30 (IANS) John Stevenson, co-director of “Kung Fu Panda”, is to make his live-action debut with an adaptation of cartoon series “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”.Contactmusic.com reports, Stevenson will direct a “gritty fantasy” version for Warner Bros and Silver Pictures, from a script written by Justin Marks.

The 80s fantasy show told of Prince Adam’s transformation into the heroic He-Man thanks to the magical powers of the fortress Castle of Gray Skull.

Owned by toy maker Mattel, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” was a hugely successful animated series but became a flop film in 1987, in a version starring Dolph Lundgren and “Frost/Nixon” star Frank Langella.

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