What’s actually going on with the Masters Of The Universe film? That’s a really good question.
For a while, it was going to be made by Sony Pictures.
However, it’s being rumoured that they might end up backing out of the project entirely.
However, we’re now hearing reports from Discussing Film that the movie might end up seeing the light of day after all.
It’s been reported that the film is currently projected for a late 2021-early 2022 release.
Discussing FIlm also revealed that it might end up being released on Netflix.
That means it probably won’t get a cinema release.
Back in September 2019, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Sony Pictures studio chairman Tom Rothman was “exploring the prospect of getting risk-free cash for the pricey project by making it for Netflix instead.”
They went on to say that the talks between Sony and Netflix were in their “preliminary” stages.
It was then revealed by sources close to the project that Master of the Universe’s budget was going to be around $130 million.
Masters of the Universe’s reboot might land on Netflix
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 5, 2020
It’s still not know whether that number has changed since production of the project has ground down to a halt.
$130 million is a pretty big budget, and if the movie’s going to be released on Netflix, it might not be money well spent.
Sony Pictures has had some recent box office success with the likes of Little Women, Jumanji: The Next Level and Spider-Man: Far From Home all doing rather well.
However, spending $130 million on a Masters of the Universe movie would be a risk for the studio.
Discussing Film reported that Sony Pictures are thinking of backing out of the project.
However, Mattel Films are still involved and they will be working alongside David Goyer’s Phantom Four Films to make the picture.
Goyer will produce the film alongside Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, Julie Pistor, DeVon Franklin and Kevin Turen.
The Nee Brothers are still attached to write and direct the film with Noah Centineo still attached in the lead role for the film.
What do you make of this news? Would you like to see a Masters Of The Universe movie on Netflix?
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