Warner Bros. does not feel the power of the Grayskull. While there were talks in the past of Warner Bros. in negotiations to get the film greenlighted, it failed. There is a few reasons for this. There were plenty of directors in line that were in talks of directing this film, many of the directors loved the script so much that they badily wanted to make but Warner Bros. didn’t like the script that much. Bryan Singer and Doug Liman were two of those directors who were asked to do it, but both of them turned it down.
Another reason that an executive left Silver Pictures, the man who was responsible for bringing “The Grayskull” script to the company.
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In my opinion, they should forget Warner Bros. The only reason I think that Warner Bros. is being strict on the He-man reboot is because of the 1987 “Masters of the Universe” film that starred Dolph Lundgren being a box office flop. They are worried that this new He-man reboot that Justin Marks is writing is going to be a flop too.
Yes, someone else will pick up “The Grayskull” movie. Maybe Paramount will pick it up, Dreamworks maybe, Nu/Image Millenium, MGM, Lionsgate, Universal, etc. There are other opportunities.
I’ve said it once before, that even though 1987’s “Masters of the Universe” flopped, I really liked the film very much. The story and script was kinda corny and silly, but other than that, you have to admit that “Masters of the Universe” had some very cool action scenes. And Dolph Lundgren made a perfect He-Man. Frank Langella was so badass as Skeletor.
He-Man deserves another try in Hollywood, Warner Bros. should give the character another chance.