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'Kick-Ass 2' Helmer Jeff Wadlow to Direct He-Man Film 'Masters of the Universe'

April 10, 2014 (3:24 am) GMT
Wadlow is expected to replace Jon M. Chu who leaves the superhero movie to direct 'Jem and the Holograms'.

"" has apparently got a director. Schmoes Know reports that Jeff Wadlow, who directed "" and produced "", has finalized a deal to serve behind the lens for the upcoming adaptation of the He-Man tale.

Jon M. Chu was initially attached to direct the new take on the 1980s Mattel toy land, but he later backed out of the project. The "" director is now busy trying to bring classic animated series, "", to the big screen.

After Chu's departure, Wadlow was shortlisted as a replacement along with "" helmer Harald Zwart and "" director Mike Cahill. "" editor Chris McKay was also in the mix, but he later got promoted to direct "The Lego Movie 2".

"Masters of the Universe" is scripted by Terry Rossio, who previously wrote Hollywood's mega-budgeted flicks like "" and "Pirates of the Caribbean". The story follows Prince Adam who, when uttering the magic words "By the power of Grayskull - I have the power," turns into He-Man. He must defend his planet Eternia from the evil forces who wants to conquer Castle Grayskull, the place that gives him his superpowers.

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