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The last time we checked in on the developments of the “Masters of the Universe” reboot, the project lost a helmer and gained a writer.  It feels like forever and a day since the announcement that we will receive a much needed reboot of the cult movie. Fans have been patient and we have seen a fair share of setbacks which delayed the production of the science fantasy flick. It seems that things are finally moving forward with the announcement back in October 2013, that Terry Rossio, co-writer of “The Lone Ranger” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” has officially been tapped by Columbia Pictures to pen the script for the upcoming reboot.

The 1987 adaption was made on a budget of $22 million, the movie only grossed $17,3 million in the U.S

The 1987 adaption was made on a budget of $22 million, the movie only grossed $17,3 million in the U.S

Additional breaking news to add to the momentum of things moving forward, no less than four top contenders are in the mix to take a seat behind the lens to helm the project.

Let’s take a quick look at the frontrunners:

Mike Cahill – Directed: “Another Earth”, “Kick-Ass 2”.

Chris McKay – One of the editors of “The Lego Movie”

Harald Zwart – Directed : “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, “The Karate Kid”

Jeff Wadlow – Directed: “Kick-Ass 2”, “X-Force”

“G.I. Joe: Retaliation” helmer John M. Chu was initially onboard to direct the new take on the 1980s cartoon series, however he is no longer involved in the project. The story revolves around He-Man and his friends who are responsible for defending the realm of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.

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Source: Thewrap.com, Variety (via Twitter)