– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Some projects in Hollywood can never seem to gain any real momentum. Just look at the forever-in-development remake The Crow, which has been the radar for what feels like decades. While Masters of the Universe — a film based on the Mattel franchise — doesn’t have quite the history of The Crow, it is a film that’s faced countless false starts and writer/director changeovers.

When last we heard from director McG on the film, he was laser-focused on this being his next project. Well, some dreams were never meant to come true, and a new report from EW indicates that McG will have to look elsewhere. According to the outlet, McG is no longer on board to direct the film, and that they are currently in search of someone else to helm the ship.

That isn’t all. Apparently, the screenplay is also changing hands. On board to pen the script is none other than David S. Goyer, the man behind such films as Batman Begins and Man of Steel. But there’s also some stuff going on in front of the camera. The outlet states that many actors, “including A-List talent,” are all vying for the film’s key roles. 

This all sounds like pretty good news. No offense to McG, but he hasn’t really directed anything yet that I would consider a good film. As such, I’d much rather see someone with either a proven consistent track record, or someone just starting out with one good film under their belt (Marvel Studios style). 

We’ll se if this ultimately goes anywhere. Despite the fact that the studio seems committed to making this happen, I won’t believe it until I see it. For all we know, this could be the only update we’ll get in 2017.

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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.