I read somewhere that writer Justin Marks with producer Joel Silver and Warner Brothers have aquired the rights from Mattel last year to "He-Man and The Masters of the Universe" to be a new movie. It has been greenlighted thanks to the successes of other recent 80's animated show movie revivals like "Transformers" and "TMNT", i hear they are planning on making not one but three movies.
Casting and filming should start this summer with a release date of summer 2009! i hear it's gonna be in the vein of "Lord of the Rings", "Star Wars", "300" and "Sin City" of bringing the beloved 80's cartoon to life better then the Dolph Lundgren dud. It could be the next fantasy epic trilogy since LOTR!
I believe Guillermo Del Toro should be the executive producer on this project and with possible ideal directors like the Wachowski brothers, Neil Marshall ("The Descent") or Zack Sydner to do this movie.
Here's my ideal cast for the movie and sequels:
He-Man/Adam: Jason Lewis.
King Randor: Gerald Butler.
Teela: Jessica Biel.
Sorceress: Sharon Stone.
BeastMan: Tyler Mane.
Man-At-Arms: Gary Busey or Nick Nolte.
Skeletor: Crispin Glover or Hugo Weaving.
Queen Marlena: Nicole Kidman.
Hordak: Tony Todd or Frank Langella.
Adora/She-Ra: Playboy playmate Sarah Underwood, Baywatch's Brande Roderick or Scarlett Johanson.
Evil-Lyn: Kate Beckinsale.
TrapJaw: Bruce Campbell.
Voice of Orko: Tom "Spongebob" Kenny.
Bow: Josh Harnett or James Franco.
Mantena: Doug Jones.
RamMan: Jack Black.
Voice of Broom: Steve Carrell.
Fisto: Hugh Jackman.
Leech: Voice of Jeffery Combs ("Re-Animator").
Stratos: Ewan Mcgregor.
Catra: Kelly Hu.
Scorpia: Selma Hayak.
Frosta: Natasha Heinstrech.
Glimmer: Heather Graham.
Voice of Swiftwind: Liam Neeson.
Voice of Kowl: David Hyde Pierce.
Voice of Horde-Prime: James Earl Jones.
Nice casting idea eh? and nice sexy casting on the women eh?