Saturday, June 7, 2008

He-Man script gets rave reviews!

El Mayimbe over at Latino Review recently read the first draft of the upcoming He-Man script that most people thought would be an absolute failure (although if you were fortunate to see the teaser that people were showing to the studios in order to get them to gain interest, you may have thought otherwise). In any case, he says this is an A+ script. The film is currently titled Grayskull: Masters of the Universe.

has posted a nice summary of 5 key reasons why this film will RULE.

1. This is not He-Man for kiddies! It’s written as a hard and edgy PG-13 film tinkering on the edge of an R-Rating. And remember, PG-13 is the new R. You can get away with so much more now-a-days, especially when set in a fantasy environment like Eternia.

2. The story is described as “Lord of the Rings meets The Matrix meets Batman Begins.” An epic battle for Eternia which begins with the origins of He-Man, Skeletor, and the Power Sword. Prince Adam has to “overcome his selfish need for revenge and realize his destiny for the greater good of his people” and “find the Sword of Light” in the hidden Castle Grayskull and “unify his kingdom.”

3. Included are Fan favorite characters Zodack, Mekanek, Man-at-armsS, Teela, Evil-Lyn, Trap-Jaw, Tri-Klops, Beast Man, Battlecat and Panthor. And best yet, Orko is no where in sight!

4. All the corniness of the animated series is completely GONE. There isn’t even a ”single beat of comedic relief” in the entire script. Treat the property with realism, what a concept!

5. Grayskull is a geek’s wet dream, “the perfect marriage of Sorcery and Science fiction where in Eternia both Fantasy and Technology co-exist.” The script mixes “high tech, swords, and otherworldly creatures.” Imagine the possibilities!

The full script review provides many more details and is packed full of goodness. Check it out here!

Justin Marks, the writer is currently fan-boy gold when it comes to scripts. There have been rave reviews so far of his Voltron script as well as his Supermax script which was recently revealed to be the script for the upcoming Green Arrow film.

Here also is the NON OFFICIAL teaser that supposedly has been what people have been bringing along to the studios when shopping around the film
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