AceShowbiz - The movie adaptation of "Masters of the Universe" has reportedly landed new directors in siblings Aaron Nee and Adam Nee. Sources tell TheWrap.com the brothers have been recruited to take charge of the Sony Pictures film, a live-action reboot of the Mattel franchise, which began as a toy line and was turned into a cult 1980s He-Man cartoon series.
Sony and Mattel executives have been developing the new film project for some time, but they have suffered a number of setbacks of late, with "Charlie's Angels" filmmaker McG walking away as director last year.
"The Dark Knight" trilogy screenwriter David S. Goyer was said to be in talks to take over the movie last December, after penning the most recent draft of the script, but now the Nee brothers have stepped into the frame. They are best known for their 2006 movie "The Last Romantic".
"Masters of the Universe" is currently scheduled for release in December 2019.