Following the announcement of the directors, more details emerge on the plot of the reboot that Sony Pictures is preparing around Masters of the Universe .
As reported by Variety a couple of weeks ago, Sony Pictures chose semi-unknown directors Aaron and Adam Nee to direct the reboot for the big screen of Masters of the Universe . The two brothers replace David S. Goyer ( Batman Begins, The Man of Steel ) who remains in the project as writer and executive producer of the film.
Thanks to That Hashtag Show, however, we can find out a few more details about the plot that will have this new adaptation: the biggest change regarding the canon set by the famous animated series is that He-Man and Skeletor will be brothers.
In the film , King Randor will be presented as the great king-warrior of Eternia, a descendant of the Grayskulls and father of two sons: Adam and Keldor! At the beginning of the film is the heir to the throne and his brother, Adam, is the youngest, the least comfortable and ultimately the black sheep of the family. While the relationship between Adam and his father is anything but idyllic, Keldor is instead the perfect son, loved by his father … until the future of Eternia is not threatened. With his kingdom in the balance, Randor puts his people first, betraying Keldor and triggering a series of events that will lead him to become the iconic Skeletor.
Apparently, Adam will try to form a super-group of warriors to fight and defeat the brother. At the moment there is no mention of the Sword of Power, whose end is to transform the prince into He-Man, but probably will be present.
Directed by Aaron and Adam Nee Masters of the Universe is based on the series of toys by Mattel starring the character of He-Man, which led to an animated series in the two years 1983-1985. In 1987 came the first film adaptation, directed by Gary Goddard with Dolph Lundgren in the role of He-Man and Frank Langella in those of Skeletor. In the film also appeared a young Courteney Cox in one of his first roles on the big screen.