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Jon M. Chu in Talks to Helm He-Man

posted Saturday Aug 4, 2012 by Scott Ertz

Jon M. Chu in Talks to Helm He-Man

File this under the heading of WTF. Jon M. Chu, who is currently overseeing Justin Bieber's concert tour, "directed" the documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, as well as directing Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D, is currently in talks to direct a live-action Masters of the Universe movie.

Now, the beginning of this article was a little bit of a misdirection. In addition to Bieber-fever, Chu is also currently working on the second G.I. Joe movie, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, meaning he has experience manning a movie adaptation of an action figure line. The only problem is the movie has been delayed almost a year and, of course, has still not been released. This means that there is no way of knowing if his movie is going to be as successful as the first, or become another adaptation movie that is lost to history (see the first Hulk movie as a reference).

On the side of failure is the fact that this will be the second attempt at a live-action He-Man film. The first was done at the height of the He-Man craze, in 1987, and it still didn't make it. That was before the revival generation of films, however. With the success of G.I. Joe and Michael Bay's Transformers titles, there is still hope for a successful adaptation. And think, even The Incredible Hulk was able to succeed on the heals of the first massive failure.

I guess Chu has a lot to fight against, and a lot to prove if he is chosen to head this project. So, the question is, with or without Chu at the helm, do you want to see a live-action He-Man movie, or do you prefer the character that Seth Green has created for Prince Adam on Robot Chicken? Fight it out in the comments.

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