While it is still in development, it looks like the second attempt to resurrect He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to live-action form is not only fast-tracking, but a new pair of directors will be taking on the film.
The Nee Brothers, Adam and Aaron, who gained success with their 2015 indie film Band of Robbers, are set to direct the film, which is still being written and executive produced by David S. Goyer. Goyer, who at one point was in contention to direct, is heavily involved with the film even though he will not helm the film himself due to prior commitments.
The first live-action adaptation veered off in a different direction from the cartoon in 1987 and starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. However, unlike that version, this new film will be more faithful and will include Prince Adam of Eternia, who when he holds his magic sword and chants the words “By the Power of Greyskull”, becomes the titular hero.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is still set for a December 18, 2019 release from Sony Pictures.