Mattel & Netflix Pact for Masters of the Universe Movie


Mattel Films and Netflix have partnered to develop a live-action Masters of the Universe motion picture.

The Nee Brothers (The Lost City, Band of Robbers) are set to co-direct the movie from a screenplay written by the Nees and David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984). Kyle Allen (West Side Story) will star as Prince Adam/He-Man.

In Masters of the Universe, an orphan named Adam learns that he is a prince who is destined to be the savior of a faraway land. Quickly, he has to learn about his power and the importance of saving his true home from an evil force. The film is expected to begin production in summer 2022.

Robbie Brenner, executive producer of Mattel Films, said: “Masters of the Universe is an iconic property that shaped the imaginations of an entire generation of kids with the message of becoming the best version of yourself. With our partners at Netflix, we look forward to showing audiences that anything can happen in Eternia. We are continuing to unlock this global franchise in new ways, and we can’t wait to see Kyle battle it out with Skeletor in this epic live-action saga.”

Producers Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, said: “We’ve always been inspired by the fantastical world of Eternia. This movie has been 14 years in the making for us and our partners, and we are so excited to tell an entirely new story for Masters of the Universe with the Nee Brothers and Dave Callaham for Mattel and Netflix and share it with a global audience.”