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Writer David S. Goyer Gives Details To His 'Masters Of The Universe' Live-Action Script


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The Hollywood Reporter conducted a "deep-dive career-retrospective" interview with The Dark Night and Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer about a script that he penned for Sony Pictures and Mattel Films for a Masters of the Universe project.  Unfortunately, the project was declined by the studio but during the interview, Goyer gave THR some interesting details about the script.

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“What I liked the most about it was that it was mostly about a friendship between He-Man and Battle Cat. The idea was there had always been He-Men and different recipients of the Sword of Power and that Battle Cat had always served at their side. And this was a new He-Man that Battle Cat and many people didn’t think it was worthy of the sword. So it was a story of the character earning the sword, but, more importantly, earning the friendship of Battle Cat, who just thought this guy was a lightweight. I really liked it. I thought it was a fun story. There was a lot of humor in it and it creeps up on you because Battle Cat sort of grudgingly accepts him, and it’s Battle Cat’s acceptance of He-Man that gave this version of the story heart.”

 

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Sounds promising. but this is also the writer that ruined Batman and Superman for a generation. Along with a crappy Ghostrider movie.......

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10 hours ago, MrJoshua327 said:

Don’t forget Blade 3…

I'ma be honest, looking at the guy's EXTREMELY hit or miss track record (and mind you, I don't know that the scripts were the primary weak link in most of the misses, but none of them particularly stand out as memorable or strong in terms of writing either), frankly, I don't want him near ANY of my pop culture movie projects. *LOL*

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Sometimes the director matters just as much as a writer if not moreso.  A great director can turn a bad script into a good movie and a great script into masterpiece. A bad director will turn a bad script into a terrible movie and great script into another terrible movie. That said, David Goyer is also a bad director.

 

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