He-Man, and The Book of Eli
Movie producer Joel Silver is developing a fresh version of 1980s favourite He-Man and the Masters of the Universe for Warner Brothers, it seems. Ignoring past attempts to bring the toys-and-cartoon to the screen (such as the adaptation starring Dolph Lundgren, and an abandoned John Woo follow-up), Silver’s update will be one of those trendy reimaginings, using the kind of visual effects seen in Sin City or 300.
Links here (SCI FI) and here (Hollywood.com).
In other news, that busy man Silver is also planning to produce The Book of Eli, a post-apocalyptic tale about a man fighting to protect a sacred tome. It was written by Gary Whitta, a one-time magazine editor at Future Publishing!
More news at SCI FI.