– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Looks like Masters of the Universe needs to keep looking for a new director. When last we heard, David S. Goyer was in talks to helm, and last month, it was even rumored to begin production this coming April. They’ll be lucky to hit that date, if this latest report is to be believed (and I totally believe it).

According to Variety, David S. Goyer has officially passed on the film due to other commitments. The filmmaker had written a draft of the script for the film last fall that had the studio on board so much that they wanted him to direct.

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Sadly, Goyer is working on a mini-series called Foundation, which is an adaptation of an Irving Asimov sci-fi trilogy, and as such found himself unable to make the December 2019 release date. As stated above, the film was rumored to get in front of cameras this April, and if they want to hit that (or at least get somewhere in the neighborhood of a few months past it), they’ll need to work fast to lock down a director.

Like many franchise properties in Hollywood, Masters of the Universe is one of those many that’s been in development for forever. It’s gone through numerous iterations and directors, and when all said and done, I’d personally be surprised if they’re able to lock down a director in the next several months in time to hit that release date.

But of course, when it counts, Hollywood is good at speeding up the process, so we’ll have to wait and see if they’re able to make it work.

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.