Sony is currently in talks with Batman Begins and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice writer, David S. Goyer in order to direct the reboot of Masters of the Universe. Sony has been working a lot to get the Mattel property back on to the silver screen. After previously named, McG as director, Masters of the Universe was stuck in development. The project did not appear to have urgency behind it. The movie had been in the casting process with Kellan Lutz as the lead role of He-Man.
The future looked much more unclear when it had been revealed that McG was not attached to direct. The news came in after Sony was set for a December 2019 release date, but the departure of McG brought Goyer as the writer. The script seems to have impressed, as The Wrap is reporting that David S. Goyer is currently in talks to direct. The plot details are very vague as of now, but the report outlines a story that features Prince Adam of Eternia becoming He-Man and is pitted against Skeletor. There is no signed agreement, so Goyer’s deal may fall through.
Goyer is a well-versed writer in Hollywood, and most moviegoers will recognize his work from comic books related projects. He had broken onto the scene by writing the 3 Blade movies that starred Wesley Snipes and directed the final installment – Blade: Trinity. This was not a directorial debut as that had come two years before in 2002 with ZigZag. He has since directed two movies.
Following the Blade trilogy, Goyer was a crucial part of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. He had written the screenplay for Batman Begins, and received story credit for The Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. After that he workes on many movies in Warner Bros. DC movie universe like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and is writing Green Lantern Corps although it is yet to be seen if the project will conflict with the He-Man project.
Thanks to his portfolio, Goyer is a great fit for a universe with a lot of potential as Master of the Universe. The previous 1987 movie starring Dolph Lundgren has a fair share of fans, but many will agree it could be a whole lot more with a different approach.