It looks like AICN was right on the money. Almost a week ago, Erik Davis alerted us to the website's claims that Joel Silver would be producing the long-in-development-hell feature adaptation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, with relative newcomer (and upcoming Voltron writer) Justin Marks churning out a script. Variety has now confirmed it, saying that the producer is working with Mattel to get the adaptation off the ground -- they have to approve an outline for the film to go ahead. So far, the plan is the typical battle of good -vs- evil, and it will be shown with 300-type visual effects.

When other girls were watching Strawberry Shortcake in the 80's, I was watching Prince Adam flounce around and call the power of Greyskull, so I'm a fan -- one who is not so sure about this whole idea unless they knock it out of the ballpark. The most recent casting rumors attached Brad Pitt to the role, which would probably make me run for the hills -- not because it's him, but because he's just not He-Man. Then again, there's not many choices out there. Where, oh where have all the action beefcakes gone? So far, I'm with jenk that Jason Lewis is the best bet -- he's less beefy, but definitely has the right look.

But what about the rest of them? Man-At-Arms, Teela and Skeletor? I've sat here for the last ten minutes trying to think up people. I just know there is someone perfect out there for Man-At-Arms, but the best I can come up with is Bill Murray if he got athletic, or Bruce Willis. As for Teela, the only one that seems close enough is Alicia Witt, but I'm not sure that she'd don the outfit and fight skeletal bad guys. Speaking of which -- the only one I'm sure on is Skeletor. Get some guy to run around in the suit, and have it voiced by Jackson Publick (voice of The Monarch and creator of The Venture Bros.). Do you have some better suggestions?
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