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AICN EXCLUSIVE! By The Power Of Greyskull! More ‘80s Childhood Memories Headed To The Bigscreen, Thanks To Joel Silver!

Published at: May 18, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

I just got in a little while ago from the Cine-Space event I co-hosted tonight, where we showed TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE on the bigscreen. No, not the Michael Bay film (although producer Tom DeSanto was cool enough to bring the new trailer down to share with everyone), but the ‘80s cartoon feature. And although there were big chunks of the movie that went by where I literally couldn’t explain to you what anyone was saying or doing, it seemed like it played well to the audience who were there because they have genuine love for the material. I talked with several fans before and after the event, and I admire the passion they feel for the material. Flint Dille was one of the guests tonight, and he talked about how amazed he was at the longevity of the fanbase. When writing the series, he never expected that it would still be watched and discussed 20 years later. Right now, though, we’re seeing a revival of all the things that were important to ‘80s kids, and for a while now, we’ve been hearing rumors that HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE would be one of the properties getting the big-budget treatment. Remember when John Woo was supposedly doing it? Since then, I’ve seen Adam Rifkin’s name attached to it for a while, and IMDb hilariously had M. Night Shyamalan listed as the writer for a brief period. However, I can tell you today exclusively who IS writing the film: Justin Marks. If you don’t recognize the name, you will soon. Justin’s the guy who is writing SUPERMAX, the Green Arrow in prison movie that David Goyer is producing for Warner/DC. He’s also writing bigscreen versions of VOLTRON and STREET FIGHTER. So basically, Justin Marks is the most gainfully employed professional fanboy on the planet right now. Joel Silver’s going to be producing HE-MAN as soon as Marks finds time to write it, and Warner Bros. is going to be releasing the film if it makes it through the development process. I can’t wait to see what kind of heated talkback debates this announcement creates, so get to it!


Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • May 18, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    HMINO!!!

    by Boba Fat

    Damn you Joel Silver!!

  • May 18, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    About fucking time!

    by TraumReiter

    I love you He-Man... in a hetero way!!! www.zombiewestern.de

  • May 18, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren or bust

    by LHombreSiniestro

    and that dude and that chick who were eating fried chicken.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    why not dungeons and dragons cartoon

    by Mr_X

    <p>He-man was done and dusted with dolph, that was the first ever video i rented! I really cant see the appeal to those adult film goers who watched it as a kid</p> <p> if they must raid the vaults of 80's cartoons.. thundercats and DUngeons and Dragons. D&D was absolutely the best cartoon ever, and cavlaiar aka Eric was hilarious</p> <p> any more cartoons folks? apart from transformers? </p>

  • May 18, 2007, 4:44 a.m. CST

    By the power of Numbskulls...

    by Ozy

    ..let the griping begin.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST

    I always thought...

    by Pr_Frink

    it would be hard to pull off the He-Man costume in a movie and still have it reatain some seriousness but 300 proved that wrong as they were all pretty much wearing He-Man costumes.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Danger Mouse!

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    You damn Americans are always having your childhood favourites turned into crappy films, so it's about time us English folk got something of our own.<p>Simon Pegg as Danger Mouse! Nick Frost as Penfold! It makes perfect sense!!

  • May 18, 2007, 4:57 a.m. CST

    D&D

    by Salamander

    I agree with the dungeons and dragons....dam now the theme tune is running through my head! That was a good cartoon and could be a good movie perhaps without the unicorn ? lol

  • May 18, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST

    D&D:Cartoon Must Be A Movie !!

    by barnaby jones

    That toon still owns all other toons arses, except maybe those Thundercats.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    If the Transfomer becomes big hit...

    by pitti71

    ...and it sure will, hopefully they will produce more mech-robot movies. mazinga or any other legendary tv-series by go nagai! oh i would crap in my pants like when i was child and watched it on rai (italian tv)!!! speed racer is sure a step in that direction!

  • May 18, 2007, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Re: If The Transformer becomes big hit....

    by barnaby jones

    They'll probably just greenlight every single childrens t.v show from the 80's.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:02 a.m. CST

    You people are forgetting...

    by Pandas

    ... the awesomness that is Mr. Benn!

  • May 18, 2007, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Danger Mouse Would Kick Ass

    by Playhouse

    But it should be done in animation. Quality animation. No live action.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:05 a.m. CST

    re: Dungeons and Dragons

    by Colonel Activity

    I was dating this girl last summer and she started telling me about how she was this tomboy because she had two brothers. One of the things she told me was, "Yeah, I used to play Dungeons and Dragons with my brothers. It's so embarassing!" I told her not to worry because I used to play with geeky stuff too, like Transformers. In fact, what I said was, "Oh,who cares? Everyone plays with nerdy shit when they're kids. I used to play with Transformers and G.I. Joes all the time when I was ten-years-old." There was a slight pause, and then she said, "I played Dungeons and Dragons in junior high." Then...I laughed. Right in her face. Then I called her a nerd. End of story. I just wanted to share that.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    didn't they already make this?

    by BadMrWonka

    "I am Sam"

  • May 18, 2007, 5:08 a.m. CST

    If the Transfomer becomes big hit...

    by pitti71

    i wouldnt mind some super devastating battles in big cities by huge robots. I kinda always enjoyed more the UFO Grendizer, or Great Mazinga than the next gen robots like Transfomers. Go Nagai made the big bang of that - I wonder why Hollywood discovers now all that stuff. its been aorund for, how long 30 years???

  • May 18, 2007, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Where the fuck is

    by DaveC

    Where the fuck is Thundercats amongst all of this! Should've been greenlit ages ago.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    mary-kate and ashley olsen

    by onefatman

    can take turns playing skeletor - full house style

  • May 18, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    HE-Man the reason I took Steroids

    by pitti71

    when I became 14 ;-) remember those action figures ???? they were out of proportion!

  • May 18, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Holy shit, Mr Benn!

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Good call, Pandas-R-Us. I demand to see that film next summer, starring Alan Rickman as Mr Benn and Ray Winstone as the shopkeeper.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Oh, here's another one...

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Since Pirates Of The Caribbean did so well, how about a big screen Captain Pugwash adventure? Captain Pugwash could whup Captain Jack's scrawny ass!

  • May 18, 2007, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Skeletor...

    by Bad_Lieutenant121

    One more move and your friends will not live to see another day!!!! Dolph was born to be He-Man!!

  • May 18, 2007, 5:17 a.m. CST

    WILL THEY SHOOT THIS ONE IN DOWNTOWN WHITTIER AGAIN?

    by gride9000

    When I was in Orange county we went to whittier alot to see ska bands. Now I hate Ska and I think about it every time Dolph Lungran as He-Man comes to Earth. Earth in this film is represented by downtown Whittier, CA. I liked how Skeletor had that huge TV the whole planet could see. That shit is H.O.T.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Franklin T Marmoset

    by Closet Nerd

    You gotta get yourself a job in casting my friend. Simon Pegg as Danger Mouse! Nick Frost as Penfold! Perfect.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Skeletor NEED to eat!

    by gride9000

    Harry, help this guy learn to eat a fucking sandwitch.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Let's see - what else...

    by GrubStreeter

    Thundercats, Silverhawks, Voltron, M.A.S.K., anyone else remember the Mighty Orbots?

  • May 18, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Franklin

    by Pandas

    Haha yeah I can just see those two playing them... Mr. Benn: I'd liiike....to try onnn...a COSTUME! Shopkeeper: Ow bout you actually fackin' pay for one this time, you slag!

  • May 18, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST

    my fav´s

    by pitti71

    Devilman (デビルマン) Devilman Lady (デビルマンレディー) Getter Robo (ゲッターロボ) Mazinger Z (クマジンガーZ) - aired on U.S. television in the 1980s under the title TranZor Z Great Mazinger (グレ-トマジンガ-) UFO Robot Grendizer (UFOロボ グレンダイザー)

  • May 18, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    GI Joe (or Action Force if you're from the UK)

    by Closet Nerd

    Thundercats and M.A.S.K. would be cool, but what I'd love to see is the Storm Shadow/Snake eyes storyline on the big screen.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:34 a.m. CST

    I wrote a D & D movie....

    by Seany-Wan

    Back in 86 when they cancelled the show. I was in 8th grade at the time. I gave all the characters last names and it al started when they went to Rye Playland. It is the home of the dragon coaster......

  • May 18, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    other...

    by Colonel Activity

    RoboTech, RockLords, Filmation's Ghostbusters aka The REAL Ghostbusters, The Bionic Six, Jem and The Holograms, Karate Kommandos, The Centurions...should I go on? You'd be amazed with what you can do with an eidetic memory.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Ulysess and Battle of the Planets G Force - ha!

    by Mr_X

    http://tinyurl.com/3yhcrw

  • May 18, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST

    OH!

    by Colonel Activity

    and C.O.P.S. "Fighting Crime in a Future Time...C.O.P.S.!"

  • May 18, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    i'd even settle fior

    by Mr_X

    dogtanian and the three muscerhounds or the cities of gold.. but no more he-man!

  • May 18, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST

    What?

    by Sean Harris

    ...no love yet for Jace and the Wheeled Warriors?

  • May 18, 2007, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Galtat and The Golden Lance

    by Colonel Activity

    Visionaries: Knights of The Magical Light, Sky Commanders, Snorks....

  • May 18, 2007, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Get-along Gang?

    by Colonel Activity

    How about Shirt Tails? If you haven't noticed, I had an older sister.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to see that live Gummi Bears movie!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    The sight of a bunch of actual bears drinking weird juice and CGI-jumping and bouncing around would be even better than that dog in "Garfield the Movie"! And, for an easter egg on the DVD, a scene of the Bears doing what bears do best, i.e. jumping from behind a bush with a roar and ripping some lost girl with goldie locks to shreds. PS. Steve Buscemi for Toady!

  • May 18, 2007, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Oh God....

    by Colonel Activity

    Does anyone remember Captain Power? It was like "The Last Starfighter" crossed with "Duck Hunt".

  • May 18, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Pretty pleased to hear this!

    by smellmycheese

    And about time too. I remember leaving the theatre at the age of 9 being thoroughly disappointed with what I'd just seen. No sign of Prince Adam, there was no Cringer and Orko was replaced by some little troll called Gwildor. Just to add insult to injury, almost the entire film took place on Earth rather than Eternia. Only Skeletor, Evil-Lyn and Beastman came any where close to meeting expectations. So, it's taken 20 years for Skeletor to fulfil his promise of returning... let's just hope it's a lot more faithful to the *ahem* source material this time around.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    And the Thundarr the Barbarian live movie.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    "The year: 1994. Nothing happens at all..."

  • May 18, 2007, 6:10 a.m. CST

    re: Jem

    by Colonel Activity

    I wonder what skank they'd get to play Pizzazz...

  • May 18, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors!

    by DirkD13"

    C'mon, how awesome would a live-action version of that seminal 80's toon be? Or Ulysees. Or Tellybugs. Or Sports Billy.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Or Bravestar

    by DirkD13"

    Eyes of the wolf, ears of the hawk. Bravestar, strength of the bear, speed of the puma!<p>Fuck yeah!

  • May 18, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    CA, Captain Power turned into Babylon 5

    by Mace Tofu

    Kinda, Babylon 5 is mentioned in the Captain Power episode "Final Stand"

  • May 18, 2007, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Other serious contenders for 80s movie incarnations

    by smellmycheese

    M.A.S.K - A huge ensemble cast, great costumes, cool SFX and transforming vehicles. I wouldn't even mind if T-Bob was in it. (J.K. Simmons as Miles Mayhem)<br><br> Thundercats - This would probably look a bit daft TBH but so iconic that no one would care. Would gladly go to see this.<br><br> Dungeons & Dragons - why this hasn't been made yet is beyond me. A modern Goonies with elements of Star Wars. Great characters and an extremely sinister villain. They better not camp it up, though. It needs to be terrifying. And Tiamat would look awesome. Uni, well, I can live with that.<br><br> The Mysterious Cities of Gold - nuff said.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Lets hope He-man isn't as dull as he was on the cartoon

    by Yeti

    Seriously - Skeletor was much more fun.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Visionaries and Bravestarr

    by smellmycheese

    Hell yeah! Problem with Visionaries is that half of the characters were over 50. I'd hate them to do a Thunderbirds on us. As for Bravestarr, F me! What i'd give to see a horse on the big screen brandishing a rifle. "Buckle up, Sarah Jane!"

  • May 18, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Fook a movie, we need a GI Joe tv series

    by DigitalDong

    Imagine it being a hour long drama ala BSG. GI Joe is too big for a 2 hour movie, part of what made the cartoon and the comics so good was its mini-series which had a huge plot and different stories taking place all at one time. Not to forget the brainwashings, the Cobra civil war, the October Guard, and the added room for the new recruits.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    80's toons

    by juice diabolo

    Okay, I'd love to see Thundercats and Silverhawks, but Bionic 6 and Galaxy Rangers would be the shiznit. Oh and Thundar...hells yeah. (but not Galtar)

  • May 18, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    No fucking way

    by emeraldboy

    I never thought I would ever write a post with Joel Silver or some raped my childhood. But that is what they will be doing if holywood gets is grubby little hands on BOD or jamie and his magic torch or Chorlton and the wheelies. leave them alone. I can just imagine that Jeffrey Katzenberg the talking skull has Cosgrave hall in his sights to plunder, raid and pillage. CGI dangermouse movie. T think i am gonna be sick.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    I should point out that there was a beloved hero that

    by emeraldboy

    was turned into a feature recently. Fat albert. Fat albert the movie bombed so badly it took cosby with him.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    In case anyone's interested...

    by Kevin Holsinger

    ...they reworked the He-Man toyline a couple of years ago (http://tinyurl.com/ypohx). Some of the figures, like Ram Man, aren't terribly good, but others, like Skeletor, seem like they'd look fantastic in a film.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    A kick ass she-ra movie

    by emeraldboy

    if he-man does well.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    why remake HE-MAN?

    by misnomer

    the original movie with courtney cox was so close to the source material it was scary! you cant beat perfection

  • May 18, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Skeletor is back finally!

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Remember after the credits of the original movie?

  • May 18, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    streetfighter

    by bowtiehoon

    they need to make a street fighter with Ryu as the main story/arc. Fuck this Guile or Chun Li shit...Ryu and Ken have been in all the streetfigher games so any movie should be about them

  • May 18, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    and that he-man

    by bowtiehoon

    better not be set on Earth again...

  • May 18, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    please..

    by BRUTICUS

    don't leave out any of the main characters..... and lose the whole, man in a suit concept.... make buzzsaw not a man with a beemask but a giant bee type creature, etc etc.<p><p> dont forget cinger...

  • May 18, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Hang on

    by Bob Muttonchops

    He-man was a redo of a range of toys for Conan the Barbarian a new movie of which is in development hell with WB if memory serves. If they're switching to Masters of the Universe it seems unlikely that they'd do Conan. Still I guess I'm not the only lazy minded person to think Gerard Butler for either. Oh and Visionaries, Galaxy Rangers are a must.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    ROBOTECH !!!!

    by Prometeo

    I want my BSG treatment of ROBOTECH !!! It's a great story, interesting characters, and like BSG it works on diferent levels: soap opera, space combat, C.F. mistery... and it has the potential of becoming a francise. Dunno how some exec have failed to see the potential in it. Ok, maybe it's kind of hard to make believable a plane/robot thingie... but If Transformers could, why can I see a Varitech on the TV screen?

  • May 18, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Trumpton fire station -

    by ikkyu

    Captain Flack speaking?<p>w Kevin Kostner, Daniel Day Lewis and Dame Helen Mirren

  • May 18, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Everyone!

    by Colonel Activity

    Let's get it together! You're all missing the boat with C.O.P.S. Big Boss would rule! Mwah.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Here comes Bod

    by ikkyu

    w Sir Ben Kingsley

  • May 18, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Oh and if Skelator is CG

    by Bob Muttonchops

    As he probably will be, bring back Frank Lagella to do the vocals.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Jamie and his Magic Torch

    by ikkyu

    w Tom Cruise

  • May 18, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Monki!

    by ikkyu

    w Shia Laboeuf

  • May 18, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Next Movie Trend

    by Bob Muttonchops

    Movies based on cartoons based on movies. Toxic Crusader, Killer Tomatoes and The Real Ghostbusters to be adapted.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    First movie I ever saw....

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    At the cinema(movies) was Masters of the universe. it's my first movie memory so this supposed new one has a lot to look up to. At least maybe they're have the budget to set it on Eternia this time, with Cringer and all.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    ...and Peter Dinklage as Orko!

    by niplick

    .

  • May 18, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    hmmmm

    by stultified

    Will it be a sequel or will forget dolph all together, I would love a Voltron movie it's got to happen to erase the damage the power rangers did when they ripped the Voltron thing off with that crap

  • May 18, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    The Rock

    by stultified

    The rumor also had the Rock playing He-man, LMAO cant imagine him with long blonde hair

  • May 18, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    I WANT VOLTRON! BIG ROBOT LIONS! HELL YEAH!

    by stlfilmwire

    Visually, how much cooler could you get? That would be SO BAD ASS! They better have Sven! Ridley Scott should direct that sucka. Let's do it!

  • May 18, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Monki...

    by ikkyu

    or, more accurately, Masako Natsume, the extremely hot actress who played the Buddhist monk Tripitaka, seriously messed up my poor ten-year-old head - i thought i was falling in love w a boy...

  • May 18, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Garbage Pail Kids II:

    by HypeEndsHere

    The Trashening

  • May 18, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Don't forget Dino-Riders.

    by grampageezer

    The cartoon show was just a half-hour long commercial for the toys. My sons would watch the show, and then have to have all the dinoosaur figures....which I do admit were pretty cool. The closest thing I've seen to them on the screen were the dinos in the N64 video game "Turok". (Which, by the way, would also make an awesome live-action flick)

  • May 18, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I played with the toys, watched the cartoon . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . and still don't really know which characters were masters of the universe.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Scarlett Johansson as She-Ra!!!

    by 69DUDE

    Oh fucky fucky yeah!!! There goes a lifetime of cum in one huge, gloopy shot!!!!

  • May 18, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Nice to see some respect for those Brit-toons

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Bod! He-he. That's a funny one. In a fit of boredom, I checked it out on Wikipedia - I had totally forgotten there was a character called Aunt Flo. Aunt Flo! Obviously, I had no idea that meant something else when I was a kid.<p>Jamie and The Magic Torch was another good one. He had a torch that took him and his dog to cuckoo land! Fuck, kids telly is weird...

  • May 18, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST

    if we're talking kids TV....

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    being remade into films my vote would be on Mysterious cities of Gold. I you haven't seen it try and search it out. Brilliant show which I haven't been able to get a decent copy of yet. It's epic in scale and would make an awesome movie.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Centurions, M.A.S.K. and Inhumanoids.

    by M Bison

    Centurions and M.A.S.K. would make wicked action movies and Inhumanoids could be a really dark movie focusing on the horror aspect.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Skeletor is already back....

    by typingaway

    ..as Unemployed Skeletor! :) Check out his video "Blogs of Evil" and his 1 hour movie "The Unexciting Adventures of Unemployed Skeletor" www.myspace.com/unemployedskeletor

  • May 18, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    THUNDERCATS

    by able

    WHAT ABOUT THUNDERCATS, TO ME THEY SHOULD FOLLOW RIGHT BEHIND TRANSFORMERS!

  • May 18, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    THUNDERCATS

    by able

    THUNDER CATS HOOOOOOOO....couldn't resit

  • May 18, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Thundercats....

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    would be stupid. Unless it was CG you couldn't do it. it would look stupid and you'd all moan about it looking stupid and accuse the producers of raping your childhood.

  • May 18, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    Casting for He-Man - Simon Baker as He-Man and...

    by stlfilmwire

    Thomas Haden Church with moustache as Man at Arms. Have a little person play Orko... BUT still use FX to make him look even smaller. Warwick Davis might have a decent Orko voice. Jim Carrey could make a decent Skeletor. Have you seen him play Fire Marshall Bill? He'd be perfect... provided that he not be "funny"...

  • May 18, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    I hope the cast listed on IMDB isn't real...

    by Anna Valerious

    Except for "Days of Our Lives" actress Kristen Alfonso as Queen Marlena. She looks like the only credible one on there.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    M.A.S.K.

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    I'd love to see a live action M.A.S.K. film, and the best part about it, is that its not the type of property you adapt faithfully to the original concept. If anything , Bay should have done M.A.S.K. instead of Transformers. I think that suits him better. Bring on Matt Trakker, leave T-Bob at home.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    OH yeah, and another thing

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    Spectrums got such Super Vision.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST

    And I'll form... the head!

    by Diagnostic

    I've been Tivo'ing voltron lately.<br>It's so bad, it's good.<br>Peter Cullen does the intro too.<br>Three minutes of plot<br>along with 18minutes of stock animation.<br>Good stuff.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    You know that scene in The Simpsons where Homer

    by Sepulchrave

    watches Bart chooseing a cupcake in order to determine his sexuality? Well, He-Man and Transformers are like that.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    now this is a bandwagon i can jump on

    by lordphulish

    kids shows i think would make decent flicks. pirates of dark water-very good storyline for a cartoon reboot-technology has improved so much since they were on air last, and it always had so many nerd injokes g.i.joe-because i have to hear "because knowing is half the battle" in live action before i die captain n-would make a great tie in with wii and metroid games harvey birdman-not a kids show, but it's hilarious and need feature treatment thundercats-done in the same vein as the recent tmnt, since could be sweet. do the origin story that the first few episodes followed with the escape from thundara and establishing themselves on earth, sequels pretty much guaranteed all of these cartoons exist in an idealized version in our heads, but it's a double edged sword when they get made into films, because they're exposed to studio stupidity(inspector gadget), which is ruining many of our beloved comic book franchises, or the wrong ones get made. (underdog anyone?)

  • May 18, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Episode III will own your asses!

    by Paulseta

    Also, this cannot possibly be as good as the original Dolphinated version - it just can't! The universe would actually collapse in upon its' self. You know it to be true.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    I was a member of the official He-Man fanclub...

    by Fenrisulfr

    ... as a young kid. I had almost every single toy, lol. I kept them in a big box as the only souvenir of my childhood. I even went to see Dolph' version in theaters, lol. I can't recall anything concerning the film though, but it must have been terrible.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    You heard it here first

    by Golitsyn1

    Tom Jane = Matt Trakker. Yeah! :-)

  • May 18, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    more cartoon flicks i'd like to see

    by lordphulish

    johnny quest-done seriously, not in a mummy returns kids just there to look cute and improbably do something stupid to help save the day kind of way, this could be really cool. i also kind of want to see race bannon snap some necks and throw some barrels. wacky races-has some potential for comedy. i mean rat race with recognizable cartoon characters instead of whoopi goldberg(she is a bit of a cartoon though. no eyebrows). voltron/robotech/gundam- all those mech shows that were awesome are going to get greenlit after transformers makes a mint of money. hell, we'll probably even get a go-bots flick, and everyone knows they were just the kmart of transformers.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    VOLTRON!!!!!

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    YESSSSSSS!

  • May 18, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    captain planet

    by OneintenMan

    he's our hero, gonna bring polution down to zero. Massive political subtext, awesome.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Original MotU Movie: The best Fourth World adaptation.

    by Squashua

    Yep.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Who Comes Up With This Crap

    by mgag13715

    I can't believe anyone want to see a He-Man movie.

  • May 18, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    This explains the 'By the power of Greyskull!" joke...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...in Hot Fuzz.

  • May 18, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Update

    by YakMalla

    Variety (www.tinyurl.com/smithee.html) has Jack Black in the role of He-Man, and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Skeletor. Joel Schumacher will helm this summer 2010 3D mo cap tentpole.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    The question I want answered is...

    by Sepulchrave

    How will they do his hair? Osmond pudding bowl? (Cartoon) Billy Idol spiked mullet? (Lundgren). And I want Skeletor to be a sarcastic, frustrated villain, like he was in the cartoon, sort of like Alan Rickman in Robin Hood; not some gravel-voiced Lord of Darkness.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Update to Update

    by YakMalla

    Maggie Gyllenhaal out as Skeletor! Nicole Ritchie in! Producers say this was the role she was born to play.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I WANT

    by polyh3dron

    A Visionaries and Silverhawks Crossover movie starring Ben Affleck.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Osmosis?

    by polyh3dron

    Exactly HOW old ARE you?

  • May 18, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    What, No Smurfs Love?

    by Magic Rat

    The Smurfs should be made into a cartoon, and cast Christopher Lee as Gagamel.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:23 a.m. CST

    er

    by Magic Rat

    Sorry, smurfs already were a cartoon - I meant should be live-action, with Christopher Lee as Gargamel - and for the hell of it, Sean Connery as Papa Smurf, and Lyndsay Lohan as Smurfette.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Thundercats, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    by Automaton Overlord

    What a trip down memory lane. I haven't thought about Sky Commanders in years, or Silverhawks. Snarf? If they actualy make a He Man movie I will drive up to my parents house and dig up Battlecat in the back yard. I really hope He Man does well, maybe a couple of successful heroic space/fantasy movies would finaly convince the studios to get Princess of Mars off the ground(the most notoriously unfilmable project of all time)

  • May 18, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Imagine this done Hellboy-style

    by kevred

    Not setting it on Earth (let's not go there again), but the visual style, character design, etc. They could easily apply the approach they took to constructing Hellboy & Abe to all the characters here. Heck, Mer-Man would just be a more buff green version of Abe anyway. And don't tell me it wouldn't be cool to see Tri-Klops done up with that kind of quality. This could be excellent fun if they approach it the right way--somewhere between and epic saga and Big Trouble In Little China.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Whoever mentioned M.A.S.K and C.O.P.S.

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    B.O.U.T. D.A.M.N. T.I.M.E.!!

  • May 18, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    M.A.S.K.

    by Automaton Overlord

    Mobile Armored Strike Kommand? is that right? I still have Boulder-hill playset in my attic.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    It better be the lion robots version...

    by Kid Z

    ... of Voltron! Not that lame version where he was composed out of planes and cars and his feet were Volkswagon minivans.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Jesus Chrysler!

    by Kid Z

    ...Someone else remembers Peter Potamus? I've got a better one: Tennessee Tuxedo with Steve Carell as Tennessee and Jorge Garcia as Waldo.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Ever see the comics adaptation of M.A.S.K.?

    by Kid Z

    Sure it sucked, but the art was by Curt Swan. Curt Swan could've made a mosquito abatement educational giveaway comic look great. Though in the M.A.S.K., I did always expect Superman to fly in and lend a hand...

  • May 18, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    M.A.S.K

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    I have a pretty good idea how a M.A.S.K. movie would go down. I can see the teaser trailers already.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    If I had three wishes, my

    by Automaton Overlord

    If I had three wishes, my first wish would be to have a fold-down robot face in the roof of my mouth, just like black lion! That would be so cool. Like when someone is talking shit to you, I'd just say "tell it to Voltron bitch" roll back my head and stare them down with a steely robot gaze. Yeah!

  • May 18, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    One word...

    by Kid Z

    ...Thunder...THUNDER...THUNDERCATS! ...okay, that's 3 words, but you know what I mean!

  • May 18, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Vern Troyer as Odo!

    by Kid Z

    ... But I wonder if he wants to spend the ENTIRE production in a pink dress and suspended from a wire fu harness...

  • May 18, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Fucking MASK

    by liljuniorbrown

    I liked that shit when I was younger, also loved SilverHawks ,that was my shit right there. Anways like everyone else here I hold these properties close to my heart and I feel that since the fanbase of people that remember and love HeMan are all in there late twenties early thirties that the movie should have an appeal to that age group.I'm not going to say "make it darker in tone" cause thats just a throw away line, but really if your reading Joel Silver or Mike Rifkin(kidding Adam watch Anchorman sometime) please make this film awesome and hurry up with SuperMax,that shit sounds awesome.I'm ready to see Green Arrow(Matt McConaughey or even Mark Wahlberg) take on some C class DC comic villans in a Die Hard type flick.

  • May 18, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    These 5 Rings Combined can summon...

    by saintsfreak

    Captain Planet!!! Leo Dicaprio could play him (it would be an environmental statement after all!) Shia Labeouf, Hayden Panettiere, Rupert Grint, T.I. and oh I dunno...Rinko Kikuchi could play the planeteers. Smells like success to me. Oh no wait...that was crap. Smells like crap to me.

  • May 18, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    M.A.S.K. and MCoG

    by Bloo

    I loved both of those cartoons. there was also one on Nickoldean, about a kid that was gypsy searching for his parents or something. there was like a 2 hour cartoon block but really on MCoG and the gypsy one stand out...dang I'd love to see a MCoG cartoon...did they ever find the Cities of Gold<P>Tom Jane as Matt Trekker from MASK gold baby gold. I would really like to see a MASK film, but keep out the Hollywood dude who rode the crotch rocket that turned into a helicopter. either that or figure out a way to make that look better

  • May 18, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    The Dolph Lungdren film is great!

    by performingmonkey

    I don't care what anyone says, it's cheeseball fun. Frank Langella as Skeletor is genius. The Star Wars and Superman ripoffs are all there (especially with the score), the humour is fantastic. If anyone hasn't seen it it's their god damned duty to do so, it's part of '80s cinema history. Scenes that stick in my mind are in the high school gym when Courtney Cox (a young HOT Courtney Cox!) is trying to get away from Skeletor's hunters - who are very cool, as well as being funny - it's pretty violent in places, which rules. Also, the siege in the music store. And James 'slacker!' Tolkan takes the flick to another level.

  • May 18, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Tom Jane for Matt Trakker

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    I agree with that casting, and Norman Reedus as Sly Rax!!!

  • May 18, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Tom Jane for Matt Trakker

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    I agree with that casting, and Norman Reedus as Sly Rax!!!

  • May 18, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Prometeo: ROBOTECH !!!!

    by mbeemer

    "I want my BSG treatment of ROBOTECH !!!"<p><p>Robotech's only saving grace is that it did not mess with the Macross segment *too* much. What you want is a live-action Macross adaptation. (Now, who to cast for Misa?...)

  • May 18, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    A live action Thundercats would be awesome

    by Aznbuddy

    because then they'd have a live-action Cheetara. Which would create some live-action in my pants!<br><br>Joel Silver, or Michael Bay, or Jeebus, or Tom Cruise, if you make a live-action Cheetara...please make sure she has tits!!! No Kristanna Locken, for God's sake! Cheetara has tits!!!

  • May 18, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Yes,

    by emeraldboy

    i do remember the end credits of the Lundgrens He-man and scared me shitless.

  • May 18, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with you geeks?!

    by Abin Sur

    Not a single one of you has suggested STAR BLAZERS for the big screen! Turn in your frakkin' cards at the door! ;)

  • May 18, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    A GUY I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IS WRITING ALOT!

    by INWOsuxRED

    probably lots of shit. Who is this kid blowing to get paid to write all this stuff?

  • May 18, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Starblazers!

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    I think we have a better chance of seeing a Starblazers film after the success of a live action adaption of Battle Angel or the long in the works Akira, and then at that point we'll have the barrage of Anime, turned live action adaptions the same way we were hit with Japanese Horror Knock Offs.

  • May 18, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Fuck yeah! Please let this happen!!!

    by a goonie

    I feel like I've loved He-Man my entire life. I was very young when the show first aired and when I started watching it, I felt as though I had discovered the most bad-ass good-vs-evil story ever. For some reason, EVERYTHING about He-Man worked for me. It is safe to say that for me the two biggest fictional creations of my childhood are He-Man and The Goonies... by far. I never lost my love for either property and I have always hoped that I would live to see He-Man back on the big screen. I still remember vividly when the John Woo announcement broke and thinking it was the greatest movie news ever. I was even pretty sick and tired of Woo's penchant for doves and slo-mo by the time the announcement was made, but I didn't care. My excitement had nothing to do with Woo directing and everything to do with He-Man getting his ass back in theaters. So, needless to say, I am overjoyed by this news. I have no idea what this Justin Marks dude will come up with, but at least this news brings my dream of a new He-Man flick one step closer to being a reality.

  • May 18, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    And in He-Man...

    by Kid Z

    ... They could have He-Man standing with (what was the name of his pet saber-tooth?) during the end credits giving us the moral of the story and a lesson to live by! Robotech! YES! But please... NO Lyn Minmei! That chick really grated on my nerves.

  • May 18, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Conan

    by Redmantle

    Why don't they do a cool, R rated, Conan movie actually based off of the short stories Howard wrote, ala 300. It would make an ass load of money, an the base material is actually decent, not crap made to sell plastic toys. Which I had, until my step-mom gave the all away, Goddamnnit! I would've made a killing on e-bay.

  • May 18, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    THUNDERCATS?!?

    by godoffireinhell

    Yiff in hell...

  • May 18, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Art style of 300 and the epic story like LOTR

    by theceure

    Thats what I am talking about. This has so much potential its sick. I you don't think theres enough story then google the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE bible. There is so much more that the cartoon.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    M.A.S.K. and Dino-Riders would make fantastic movies.

    by a goonie

    Fantastic suggestions for 80s revival flicks. I'd do just about anything to see a live-action Dino-Riders movie and M.A.S.K. could be a fucking action-packed blast.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Langella's Skeletor is EXACTLY...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...how Dr. Doom should have been played in the FF flick. You know this to be true.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Kid Z -

    by mbeemer

    "... They could have He-Man standing with (what was the name of his pet saber-tooth?) during the end credits giving us the moral of the story and a lesson to live by!"<p><p>Wasn't the tiger called Battle Cat?<p><p>P.S. If you do Macross you have to have Lynn Minmei because half the story is the love triangle. You *could* make her less annoying, but that's a major rewrite...<p><p>P.P.S. I was showing the Macross movie "Do You Remember Love?" at an animation viewing with a bunch of pre-teens in the audience. There is a scene where Hikaru *slaps* Minmei - the youngsters *applauded*...

  • May 18, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    HERCULOIDS: THE MOVIE

    by sith-vol

    What more needs to be said? Follow it with a live action Space Ghost film and a Bird man feature and I smell trillions.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Cringer (pronounced Krin-Jer)

    by sith-vol

    was Battle Cat's alter ego.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Question

    by Bob Muttonchops

    Do kids actually have any time for these types of toy. Seems all they want are IPods & PS3/360s. Maybe that's why they don't make 20 minute toy commericial as good as the 80s/early 90s.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Space Ghost

    by bythehairofsanjaya

    Sith Vol - Right on! SpAAAAAAce Ghost with Patric Warburton as SP and the Herculoids with Rosie O'Donnel as Gloop

  • May 18, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    GO MIGHTY ORBOTS!!!

    by Sikpup

    Anyone remember that show? It lasted like 10 episodes. I WANT THE MOVIE NOW!

  • May 18, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Johnny Quest

    by bythehairofsanjaya

    1000% serious. Why oh why have we not had a live action Johnny Quest movie? Mr. Jane for Race Bannon

  • May 18, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    FUCKING MACROSS!!!!!!!!!!

    by kikuchiyoboy

    That is all. <br> <br> Actually Galaxy Rangers would be a cool space cowboy film.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Popples 2000: The Last Popple

    by FilmFanatik

    Man I watched too many cartoons. lol

  • May 18, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Jabberjaw starring Deniro?

    by kikuchiyoboy

    <br>

  • May 18, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    ROBOTECH

    by Sairnath

    A live action ROBOTECH series would be great. Only as long as they got rid of the damn singing. Keep Minmei ditch the musical.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Bluffers: The New Generation

    by FilmFanatik

  • May 18, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    My List of 80's Cartoons and comments

    by HugePrawn

    G.I Joe - blue lasers vs red lasers. classic.<br><br> Transformers - it took me 15 minutes to transform Sideswipe<br><br> Robotech - I kinda liked how they linked 3 different Japanese cartoon series<br><br> He-Man - I would only watch this poorly drawn cartoon when nothing else was on<br><br> M.A.S.K - S.H.I.T<br><br> Sliverhawks - never really got into it<br><br> Thundercats - HOOOO!<br><br> Inhumanoids - Great cartoon. Brutal.<br><br> Starblazers - soap opera<br><br> Go-Bots - ugh<br><br> Voltron - same storyline every day<br><br>

  • May 18, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    NIPPLES ON HE-MAN = ... no wait, that's actually right

    by whoopdeedoo

    Joel Silver? I don't know. Wasn't nearly killing one franchise enough? I guess it'll be okay just so long as there's a butt shot of Teela, I'm a happy camper.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Go Bots!

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    While the Transformers cartoon had the Go Bots, knocking it off. Transformers the movie has the Transmorphers to ride its coat tails. http://tinyurl.com/2n2xej

  • May 18, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Snorks baby!

    by Darth_Nader

    Forget a live action Smurfs, go for Snorks. It'll be bigger than Aquafag!

  • May 18, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunder

    by trojanwilliams

    CATS!! Bwah nah. Bwah nah. Shia LaBeouf was born to play Snarf.

  • May 18, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    K-Mart Presents GoBots! The Movie

    by FilmFanatik

  • May 18, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Please let it be an unapologetic fantasy movie.

    by superninja

    No realism need apply.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    PIRATES OF DARKWATER!

    by KiwiJarvo

    This would make a great movie. Quite dark and a few twists. Nuf said. P.S. Danger Mouse would rock also, possessed washing machines and all!

  • May 18, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Sairnath - ROBOTECH singing

    by mbeemer

    The trouble with the Robotech singing was that the only did something like 4 songs and repeated them endlessly. Minmei actually had a pretty long song list.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Question about He-Man's catchphrase...

    by Err

    Isn't saying "By the power of Greyskull...I HAVE THE POWER!" sort of redundant?

  • May 18, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Pirates of Darkwater was a lot of fun.

    by superninja

    That would make a great fantasy movie as well.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    He also says...

    by theceure

    Let the power return:p

  • May 18, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Frank Welker did Niddlers voice in PoDW.

    by superninja

    Hector Elizondo did Ioz.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Please God let them make a GOOD GI JOE MOVIE!

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I can then finally die.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    He Man

    by WILPOWER

    I would like to see bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn play He Man. He was superman in that Batman Superman short by the same guy who did batman/alien/predator short. He has done some acting and has the look and the body - moreso than any actor in Hollywood. It would be better than seeing some actor wear the rubber Juggernaught suit from X3. Maybe use another younger/smaller dude to play adam (more like a Captain Marvel/Billy Batson thing. just an idea.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    off the subject question for ALL...

    by thekylegassproject

    this is a strange way to do this, i know. i heard sacha baron cohen of borat! fame has signed on to play freddie mercury in a biopic about the queen frontman. anyone else know about this?

  • May 18, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Dolph Lungren

    by Faust_8

    is the best bad He-Man. Masters of the Universe a great 'bad' movie.

  • May 18, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    SABER RIDER....

    by TraumReiter

    ... and the star sheriffs... in the sky. Can you feel the thunder inside? SABER RIDER!!!! I would love a Saber Rider movie even more than a Galaxy Rangers movie.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    All you haters, spread those cheeks

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and ready your rectum for some more memory-trashing! Yes!

  • May 18, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Live Action Herculoids-neil bloomkampf

    by Spartacus Hughs

    http://tinyurl.com/38qx9e

  • May 18, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Willem Defoe as skeletor and........

    by theceure

    Michael Fassbinder as HEMAN. Hes the dude who leaped through the air to cut off other dudes arm in 300.....AWESOME!!!!!!

  • May 18, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    BEN STILLER AS LION-O!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Larence Fishburne as Panthro<br><br>Uma Turman as Cheetara<br><br>Neal McDonough as Tigra<br><br>John Glover as Jaga<br><br>Jack Black as Snarf<br><br>Terry O'Quinn as Lynxo<br><br>Gilfred Gottfried/The Boogeyman (WWE) as Mumm-Ra<br><br>Oliver Platt as Slythe<br><br>Willem Dafoe as Jackalman<br><br>JK Simmons as Vultureman<br><br>Ron Perlman as Monkian<br><br>HELLZ TO THE YES.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Richard Simmons as Mumm-Ra.

    by Err

    It's the only way this movie'll get made.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Ok, ok...

    by Shermdawg

    Eric Balfour would do for Lion-O iftheywanted someone younger but damn Stiller would be good in a role like that. Totally off the wall casting, plus he resembles Lion a bit in the face. So does Brendan Fraser, but I'm not a fan.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Thundar Live Action-Steve Norrington

    by Spartacus Hughs

    http://tinyurl.com/ypn5dp

  • May 18, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    If Woo had made He-Man

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I wonder if He-Man would have spent the movie dealing with issues about his father. But seriously, if they do make a Masters of the Universe movie, at least one half of the total alotted screen time should be devoted to She-Ra and Teela making out nude in a shower. And I must ask all those who were He-Man fanboys as kids back in the 80s, you do realize now that the cartoon was nothing but one big sexual metaphor, don't you? Come on--I have the POWER?! He yells THAT while holding aloft his GIANT PHALLIC SWORD? Then he's transformed into this shirtless loinclothed dude with a GIANT PHALLIC SWORD? Puh-leeze. If you rearrange the letters in "Masters of the Universe," I'm almost sure it says "Masturbate, you Love It."

  • May 18, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    EXO-SQUAD

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    For the love of God, Universal, make an Exo-Squad movie. One of the best developed cartoon shows of all time. I also agree with C.O.P.S., just because it had such a bad ass theme song.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON SHE-RA!!

    by Axl Z

    get some slut to be she-ra.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Here's a suggestion especially for the Brits

    by DirkD13"

    Supergran!<p>And whoever mentioned Centurians, wow! I'd forgotten about them, they were freakin' awesome. I remember me and my younger bro each getting a Centurian for Christmas. I was seriously narked by the fact that I got the bad guy and not one of the heroes (I always liked the flying guy best as he could, erm, fly).

  • May 18, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    A treat for all you Dungeons & Dragons fans

    by DirkD13"

    This is the script for the (unproduced) final episode writtren by original series scribe Michael Reaves. It's the one where they finally get home (sort of). Trust me, if you've not read this yet you owe it to yourself for some closure, (remove spaces though).<p>http://www.michaelreaves.com/pdf/requiem_sec.pdf

  • May 18, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    this is the cast

    by theceure

    Ron Perlman should be Stratos/ HELLBOY Vinnie Jones should be RAM MAN/ X3 Nathan Jones should be TRAPJAW/ PROTECTOR Keira Knightley should be TEELA/ KING AURTHER Gerard Butler should be MAN AT ARMS/ 300 Helena Bonham Carter should be EVIL LYN/ Fight Club Tyler Mane should be TRIKLOPS/ Devils rejects Ted Levine should be KING RANDOR/ Hills have eyes Sid Haig should be BEAST MAN(ooh yeah thats a good one)/ devils rejects Lena Heady should be QUEEN MARLENA / 300 Andy Serkis should be (CGI)MER MAN/ gollum

  • May 18, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Unemployed Skeletor movie

    by typingaway

    It's on youtube and myspace.A lot of 80's characters make appearences---goofy fun.

  • May 18, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    The Dolph Lundgren version kicks ass!

    by Neo Zeed

    Hell yeah. Try 'n top that shit Joel Silver. All your wire-fu lovin', Wachowski bros. philosophizin',Cradle 2 da grave suckin shizzle can't faze the DOLPH. It's true! That guy lost the ability the produce action movies other than the Wachowski bros.' stuff. Dolph 4 life!

  • May 18, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    HEATH LEDGER SHOULD PLAY HE-MAN!!!

    by Err

    Oh Battlecat...why can't I quit you?

  • May 18, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Also that Justin' Marks kid gotta be a producer's son..

    by Neo Zeed

    Hey I got an idea Hollywood. Why don't we wait and see how his FIRST movie does. THEN we can see about givin' him future projects. It could prevent another Simon Kinsberg from stinkin' up the joint.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    THUNDERCATS!!!

    by Jeebs

    HOOOOO!!!!! Keep the concept, leave kiddie plot lines/dialogue, make it a serious fantasy. Put a different take on the Chosen One cliche. I'd rather choose seeing that than another He-Man (but I wouldn't mind another one)

  • May 18, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I dig He-Man's Prince Valiant do, but I think it's

    by superninja

    okay to break tradition in this circumstance. However, He-Man did have kind of a Flash Gordon/Valiant vibe going on which should remain if they want the movie to stand out. What we don't need is a "realistic" or "modern" fantasy movie. It needs to bring the pulp. Also, it has to have a Sky Sled battle.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    John Heder as He-Man

    by Abominable Snowcone

    You know it to be true. Or something.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    He-Man doesn't have to be a hulk, but he needs

    by superninja

    a build like a grown man (Jackman/Butler) at the very least. Brad Pitt will not do, and he was reportedly offered the film. They also need to make sure that Skeletor is funny and not overly serious. He is a dangerous hack.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    My overall story concept would be to introduce

    by superninja

    the idea of a Great War of technology and magic that decimated Eternia (a light side and a dark side of the planet) and caused distrust between all of the kingdoms and how He-Man helps to bring everyone back together and rebuild trust for authority under the rule of King Randor while pirates, wizards and warring factions try to keep the kingdoms divided or seek to gain control themselves. It introduces Hordak, Skeletor, Man At Arms, Randor and the Sorceress during the opening flashback of the Great War and explains how Hordak was banished. Then it jumps to to present with Adam, Teela and the rest as He-Man first emerges. In a twist I would hint He-Man is actually Adam's future self who will someday become King of Eternia.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Screw this--We want MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER!

    by Mr Incredible

    He-man is so be there, done that. You'll never top MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE for sheer enjoyable camp, Meg Foster's evil beauty, and Frank Langella chewing up the scenery with his Skeletor. Now Magnus, on the other hand, would be new territory. It's just finding the right script and cast....

  • May 18, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Topher Grace as He-Man!

    by lost.rules

    He'd be pefect for it.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Who is going to play

    by Automaton Overlord

    Who is going to play Skunkor?

  • May 18, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    UNDEAD CHRIS FARLEY SHOULD BE HE-MAN!!!

    by Err

    It would be great. He could raise the sword and then his arm would fall off because his corpse has been rotting.

  • May 18, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    ANDY SERKIS IS ORKO!!!

    by Err

  • May 18, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Captain Planet! He's a hero! Going to take Pollution...

    by lost.rules

    down to zero! Starring Al Gore!

  • May 18, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    foxworthy!

    by Automaton Overlord

    who said Jeff Foxworthy to play man-at-arms? Hilarious! By the way who names their child Man-at-arms

  • May 18, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Re: Who names their child Man-At-Arms

    by Err

    Woman-On-Feet-In-Kitchen

  • May 18, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    James Cameron is already doing THUNDERCATS

    by godoffireinhell

    under the new title AVATAR. Space-Cats, baby!

  • May 18, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    He-Man movies....

    by TheDoctor73

    If they do He-Man, they need to start right now planing a real trilogy of movies. First... back story (intro of He-Man and Skelator). Remember, He-man's mom was an astronaut from Future Earth that crash lands on Eternia. Skelator had his face burned off (watch the first episodes of the 2002 series for this backstory). Do the whole Lost light/dark symbolism. Two sides to everything. Movie 2... Rise of the Snakemen. I'd throw in the story of the disappearence of Grayskull 80's episode where Skelator used magic to make Castle Grayskull to vanish. End of Movie is the invasion of the Snake Men from Snake Mountain, Castle Grayskull is gone, and He-man loses his power sword literally because the sword is gone if the castle is gone. After He-man's power is removed, the Snake Men betray Skelator. Movie 3... He-Man gets the sword back, Grayskull is restored, the Masters fight back against the snake men with the help of Skelator/Evil Lyn/Beast Man/Trap Jaw/ect. There is a slight hint of the Horde (Hordak) at the end of the movie to open the door to Movie 4. Of course He-Man and Skelator don't remain friends. They just fight together for their own survival against the Snake Men. The idea of light vs Dark and two sides to everything should play a role through the whole series.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    WHY DO HE-MAN AGAIN? VOLTRON AND GI JOE!

    by stlfilmwire

    VOLTRON and GI JOE would have bigger openings. WHY? Neither has been done yet. DO IT!

  • May 18, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Somebody wake me for The Banana Splits Movie.

    by CatVutt

    We need that more than we need this. Fleagle, Beagle, Drooper and Snork in glorious CGI, baby.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Voltron movie will draw comparisons to Power Rangers...

    by Err

    and you don't want that.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Man at Arms is his title. His name is Duncan.

    by superninja

    <>

  • May 18, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Burt Renolds as Papa Smurf...

    by Darth_Inedible

    Jeremy Irons as Gargamel. Get Jessica Simpson for Smurette. They could recycle the whole damn cast of Dukes. Ron Howard could helm. It would be like printing money.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I only see Street Fighter working if it's like Xmen.

    by Mr. Profit

    Have a group of good guys (Leader Ken, Unstable Ryu, Chun Li, and other interesting good guys (No one wack like Guile) facing off against a bad group who is out to destroy shit. Base it in Japan to make the setting more interesting. Eliminate all the stupid characters like E. Honda, Blanka, Bison. Have the bad guy be the blue and red dude from "SF3: Fight The Future" you know, that bitch who uses his power when he dies to scream "Resurrection!" and his power fills up. Also a storyline about how Ryu is slowly moving to the darker side. The movie should also feature an out of nowhere and unexplained Fight/Cameo by Akuma setting him up to be the bad guy in the next film. But at this point, I'd take anything over that Van Damme/Raul Juila Bullshit.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    And I would love to see a GI: Joe movie.....

    by Mr. Profit

    And have it be a serious action film. But to attract us fanboys, they could re-create a bunch of the classic PSA's use them as commercials for the movie. Then have them air during programming like Adult Swim.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    CGI version of "Smurfs and the Magic Flute"

    by Mr. Profit

    Hey CGI worked for the Ninja Turtles. And I would say they should try to do a Bionic Six movie, but you know that shit would end up on The Sci Fi Channel on Sunday Afternoon.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Paul Walker for He-man.

    by The Advance Guard

    Brad Pitt is too old.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    By the power of homo-erotic sub text....

    by Tomo

    ;-)

  • May 18, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren had great stature as He-man.

    by The Advance Guard

    They need to get the casting right. An unknown actor? Maybe, but it could be a wrong move: the intewresting thing will be seeing someone like Paul Walker try to convince us he is He-man: and if he pulls it off...

  • May 18, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Thundercats movie...please!

    by Fudgemonkey

    Come on people we all know we want to see Michael Clarke Duncan as panthro... that would be enough for me to go and watch it even if the eternally damned Michael Bay made it!

  • May 18, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Re: Voltron

    by P2Rock

    From what I understand Pharrel Williams (yeah that balck skateboard rapper guy) bought the rights for Voltron a few years ago. They loved that in the hood. yeah I dont see this being that great... and who the heck are they gonna get to play He-man? They dont make action heros like they use to. Im sick of skinny pretty boy action fags like pual walker and brad Pitt. They call it Calvinklein-man or Eternia's next top He-man. I miss the eighties cartoons. And what the heck has happend to modern cartoons? beside JLA its all crap. No one the kids these days are messed up.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    no one will see this...

    by yassoo

    no matter who is cast. what a joke.

  • May 18, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Imagine a great He-man movie

    by The Advance Guard

    would that not be something worth wanking over?

  • May 18, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Go fuck yourself yassoo

    by The Advance Guard

    He-man rocks!

  • May 18, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    In the style of Aliens vs. Preator, I suggest...

    by Deeez Nuuuts

    SMURF Vs. SNORKS!

  • May 18, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    He-Man? WTF???

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Why not make these instead?:<p> RICOCHET 2<p>SPEED 3<p>PREDATOR 3<p>THE LAST BOY SCOUT 2<p>DEMOLITION MAN 2<p>But HE-MAN??? No, thanks.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    MAN-AT-ARMS (Duncan) asks....

    by wackybantha

    Will I have a mustache in the new incarnation?

  • May 18, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Motoko would you care to step outside.

    by The Advance Guard

    I asked in my best superman voice. Time for some ass whooping cause He-man rocks!

  • May 18, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Angelina Jolie as She-Ra...

    by FilmFanatik

    ...and Jessica Alba as Teela. Enough said.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Sectaurs, man.

    by Sean Harris

    Had almost all of them. Fuckin' awesome toys--stick multi-colored eyes and antenna on talented cast and make them wear Dune still-suits.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    You forgot Turbo Teen

    by nicegoogly

    That would probably be the worst choice, but it will definitely be the next choice since these studios suck ass when it comes to making the right call.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    CatVutt

    by ikkyu

    The Banana Splits!! fuck yeah!

  • May 18, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    also, CAP-TAIN...

    by ikkyu

    ...CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVEMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!

  • May 18, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Second for GI JOE live action tv series

    by JackieJokeman

    It could be Heroes meets 24 meets BSG meets Lost.

  • May 18, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    i'm sorry

    by ikkyu

    there was absolutely no way to do that without stretching out the talkback a little...

  • May 18, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Cpt. Caveman will, of course, be played by

    by ikkyu

    The Dude

  • May 18, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Jem...

    by Colonel Activity

    could work like gangbusters! Just get Christina Aguilera to get back to her "Dirrty" era skankiness and she'd be perfect for Pizzazz! Sha wawa!

  • May 18, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    I got one

    by nicegoogly

    Make a live action version of the Real Ghostbusters. Oh wait...

  • May 18, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    King Arthur and the Knights of Justice

    by Gozu

    Ride through the storm, see the knights fighting evil and crime. A modern day team of heroes in medieval times. Arthur and the Knights of Justice, pushing evil down. Ride through the storm with the knights of the table 'round. Come on, come on! King of the Knights!

  • May 18, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Hair Bear Bunch Bitches

    by nicegoogly

    Micheal Clark Duncan has not been in anything good lately. Here is is vehicle.

  • May 18, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    re: A GI Joe movie

    by only1

    when/if Transformers does well at the box office, GI Joe will be greenlit. That's familiar for us Joe fans, same thing with the toon movies back in 86. DiBonventura, exec producing Transformers, has the movie rights to GI Joe as well. Don't get too happy though. Early scripts were crap. Topping it off, a few months back DiBonventura claimed to love the property, knowing everything about it... then said he didn't see the sense in keeping Snake Eyes BLIND???? WTF???

  • May 18, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Don't Forget

    by Edub

    Don't forget M.A.S.K. or Silver Hawks.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Thundarr will always be the hippest cat in the room.

    by The_Deathticle

    Thundarr was the shit! Number one reason Thundarr was better than He-Man... the cat had a lightsaber. Yeah, I know it was called the Sun Sword, but when it's 1981, you're ten years old, and Star Wars is the greatest thing in life, it's a lightsaber.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Since we're on an anime kick

    by Wed Vid Guy

    What about Starship Yamato or "Star Blazers". That was a cool ass cartoon and the wave motion gun would be awesome on the big screen.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Michael Clark Duncan

    by Deeez Nuuuts

    is Panthro!

  • May 18, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Elric Of Melnibone

    by DoctorWho?

    Animation all the way!

  • May 18, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    MC Duncan as Panthro

    by Darth Thoth

    Perfect choice Deeez Nuuuts!

  • May 18, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    I love some of these posts...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...that have the whole He-Man trilogy planned out and meticulously story-boarded in their heads...complete with backstory; origins; political/technological evolution and history of Eternia...WOW...some major geekdom on display here since I don't know when! I lower my head in deference to your superior geekiness.

  • May 18, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    And on the topic of remakes...

    by andymillman

    I call for Spiderman 3

  • May 18, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Not another StreetFighter movie

    by sickboy_ukuk

    Face it hollywood, It's never going to be a cool an the animated movie. You worthless pile of excrement!

  • May 18, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Pole Position...

    by Pandas

    ...only their uncle knows! Did that actually exist or did I dream it?

  • May 18, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Bea Arthur and the Knights of Justice

    by Bronx Cheer

    I'd rather see this than King Arthur in the present.

  • May 18, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    NOT HOMO-EROTIC ENOUGH!

    by INWOsuxRED

    That blonde prince better take off his shirt and do lots of grunting and thrusting and squating. That skeletor/beastman song with the guy from Jackass is the best thing ever associated with He-Man.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Man-At-Arms

    by ArcadianDS

    He said he wouldn't do it because the changes in safety guidelines on movie sets required his moustache to be CGI. I also heard that the role of He-Man's underpants will be played by Kurt Russel's laughter.

  • May 18, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I must have watched the old one 30 times

    by CherryValance

    It was on all the time. Frank Langella's "Alpha and Omega" overacting was the best. And everyone really committed to the emotional scenes. It's probably the best acting of Courtney Cox's career. But if they want to try to do another one, fine. They're remaking everything so why not? But no one is gonna look better than Dolph.</p> btw, I'd like to give a shout-out to the Monchichis and the Mighty Heroes.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Pandas-R-Us

    by Bloo

    I remember the Pole Postion cartoon don't ask me what is was about or anything but I remember it

  • May 18, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    oh ...

    by Bloo

    and I REALLY want to see a GI Joe live action series, but movie is the way they are going to go...and hmm Kurt Rusell for Hawk?

  • May 18, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    How about live action versions of...

    by Napoleon Park

    ...Mr. T and Chuck Norris? <p> Seriously, Jonny Quest, Thundarr the Barbarian, Thundercats, Ultraman, Gigantor.<p> GI Joe won't work. With the war going on and people dying every day, a property about a paramilitary organization fighting a terrorist outfit in which weapons fire constantly and no one ever gets hit would just be tasteless. <p>

  • May 18, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    as long

    by Lil LoLo

    as that fucking sick troll from the lundgren movie is not in it i am totally down.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    hem

    by huggerorange

    i hope they dont make heman another time-travel-to-modern times movie- cause that whole concept sucks. They need to do it in hemans own universe... only then will it be a kick ass film.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    troll

    by huggerorange

    it was pretty disgusting when that troll was eating barbecue wings in the d. lundgren heman movie..that troll is kind of annoying with his stupid time travel key.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST

    My only recollection of Thundarr the Barbarian...

    by CatVutt

    Is the fact that I got dragged to some extended weeekend 'retreat' thing in high school, where the guys and babes were separated, and we were somewhat forced into couples situations to go to this dance/dinner thing, and my buddies all got these hot chicks, and I got the heavyset, completely grumpy and humorless one, and at one point during the evening I snapped at some razzing from my buddies and said, roughly, 'Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you all, you guys got fucking lucky, I'm stuck here with Ukla the Fucking Mok', and of course she was standing right behind me, and I got heavily 'counseled'. To this day, in my defense...I don't fucking care if you're fat...but goddamn it, if you're THAT fucking fat, you'd goddamn well better be fucking jolly.

  • May 18, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    about time

    by Ghost Dog 13

    ok i have been a huge fan of 80's shows you know Trans., He-Man, and Thundercats. Such that i have the critically acclaimed worst film Masters of the Universe the live action He-man movie with Dolph Lundgren from Rocky 4. Its not great but i liked it as kid when i was oblivious to how bad it was. But i would really like to see a new he-man movie done correctly also a Thundercats movie would be kinda cool

  • May 18, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    ROBOTECH BITCHES!!! OR MACROSS!!!

    by Johnno

    Whichever's better...

  • May 18, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST

    FUCKIN' A!!! INHUMANOIDS

    by Cadillac Jones

    About time to see them get their due respect! Deep black shadows in every epsidoe; every set piece looking decrepit; monsters from beneath the Earth's crust. It was like HP Lovecraft decided to work for Marvel Comics! Good shit. D'Compose seriously fucked my shit up when I was 9. Anyone who can turn peeps into a 15' foot tall rotting zombie-corpse that does his bidding is BAD-ASS!

  • May 18, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Sweet!

    by TattooedBillionaire

    I can't wait to see this! Please, make it good!

  • May 18, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Galaxy Rangers!!!!

    by TheProfessional

    I have been a long time reader and non-poster but joined just because no one had mentioned The Galaxy Rangers!!! That cartoon RULED!!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    what about

    by Ghost Dog 13

    Exo-squad does anyone remember them they rocked the prerequisite for Gundam which would be another thing micheal bay could do hahaha but which one hmmm

  • May 19, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    I want Gummi-Berry Juice!

    by TheProfessional

    ....bouncing here and there and everywhere, high adventure that's beyond compare, they are the Gummi Bears! or The Get-Along Gang, Get-Along Gang. Each one is special in their own way. Montgomery's the leader and he's such a great guy, the Get-ALong Gang Get-Along Gang!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Fuck all that shit.

    by Conan_the_Humble

    We need a live action "Space Ghost" movie... Pronto.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    GI Joe movie needs to be made now because

    by ka mai

    the guy who plays President Logan on 24 needs to play Cobra Commander.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    SMURFS IS ALREADY BEING MADE...

    by moto

    ... CG movie being made by Nickelodeon (sp?).

  • May 19, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Hell Yes! EXO SQUAD WOULD BE KICK ASS!

    by lost.rules

    I Absolutely loved that show! Kurt Russell as the commander! GREAT IDEA Ghost Dog 13!

  • May 19, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    And I NEED Goonies 2!!!!!

    by moto

    Come on Richard Donner. Fuck the musical or whatever it is that he recently said was in the works (no BS). He even said they tried for a couple of years to write a sequel (recently). JUST DO IT! <P> I think it was a crime for them not to do it back after the original came out. It was a hit. They could have taken it further. COME ON. <p> Here's the story. Mikey has taken over his dad's job at the museum (or wherever it was). He's still a history/pirate lore geek. Other Goonies are in various places around Astoria and rest of the country doing various grown up jobs (Data is of course the CEO of a Macintosh type company). Yes. Gotta have kids involved so some of the kids of the original Goonies (Mikey's kid is of course the "leader") stumble upon another pirate adventure. They get into some shit hunting down treasure... wanting to be like their parents were when they were kids. They're lost. Mikey learns of what they found, and must assemble the original Goonies to find their kids! It's so simple and hey, it could fucking work if there is that same edge the original movie had. The kids swore. They weren't innocent at all. Donner and Spielberg treated the kids stories realistically... unlike most child fodder today. Give it that edge, along with the adventure aspects (hey, Pirates are finally in thanks to Depp and co.), and you have AT LEAST a moderate hit. <p> Sorry. I just geeked out a bit. Granted, Donner is 77 now. Can you believe that? But he'd have direct it. Watch the Goonies DVD video commentary... classic.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    boogy

    by boogy110

    Alright, this is getting stupid. Who the fuck would want to see a Voltron or He-Man live action movie. Think about how stupid it would look as well as be. Especially Thunder Cats. Let's just leave these memories of the 80's to be what they're meant to be...memories.

  • May 19, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Abin Sur...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    I can't believe how far I had to scroll down this TB before I saw a mention of Starblazers. It was easily the best cartoon that aired on American TV in the 80's. I'd love to see someone with a proper feel for the material make it into a film. <p> My only fear is some Hollywood hack ( why is everyone screaming "Michael Bay?") would skip the whole Iscandar and Comet Empire stories; and go right for the POS that was The Bolar Wars. <p> The only logical choice to start off is the Iscandar story. Just so long as they don't skip over General Lysis and the Battle at The Megallanic Cloud. <p> ...there, have I established my "geek-cred" on this subject yet?

  • May 19, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    HELL YES BABY!!!!!!!!!

    by Eh Nam1313

    If Done right this will be sweet. Better have a Price Adam and a transformation. TrapJaw and the Beastman baby!!!!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    I mentioned GALAXY RANGERS!!!!

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Nobody beats Goose!

  • May 19, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Star Blazers...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    A good dark horse candidate for developing a film version would be Kerry Conran, the writer and director of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Just scale back on some of the blue screen work and replace it with some tangible set pieces. ... we interrupt this posting with the kicking in of the TB'er's Ambien pill , he may return in 12... make that 10 hours following a prolonged nap.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    there is no way to not make a live action He-Man

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    gay as HELL.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:05 a.m. CST

    ulysses 31

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    i like galaxy rangers too. gooseman rocks. but i'd love to see a Ullyses 31 live action trilogy. anyways heman live action would rock too if thye make it serious but keep it like the cartoon with all the same characters. same with gi joe, transfomers and thundercats etc. they already created an awesome story and characters all's holywood has to do is cast the parts right and have a good script. it ain't that hard. don't f it up hollywood. or else. and maybe a live action police academy the cartoon.

  • May 19, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    He-Man HAD it's chance...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    And aside from Frank Langella's Skeletor makeup, it STUNK! What's next? A new Howard the Duck feature???<p>If they're gonna bring an '80s cartoon to the big-screen, how about giving G.I. Joe, the Thundercats, SilverHawks, Bionic 6, or Galaxy Rangers some love???<p>And when am I gonna get my DOC SAVAGE MOVIE??!! >:O

  • May 19, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Aw crap.

    by SonOfJorel

    As one of the biggest, most unapologetic He-Man fanboys on the face of the planet, this scares the shit out of me. I've been a big proponent of a new live-action Masters of the Universe movie, but in the hands of Joel Silver I've just felt every last bit of excitement I had drain away. Well, imagining the potential badass-ness of this thing was fun while it lasted.

  • May 19, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    I second the M.A.S.K. movie!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    *insupermanvoice* Transformers, step aside!

  • May 19, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    Fuck, where's the C.O.P.S. movie?

    by Optimus Murphy

    Fighting Crime in a Future Time!!!

  • May 19, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Exo Squad

    by Ghost Dog 13

    Why thank you lost.rules yeah kurt russel would be great as commander i want that to come to dvd so i can remember them better you know but yeah that would be fun to see

  • May 19, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see a Bravestarr movie.

    by superninja

    I just want to see alien cowboys and indians. Thirty/Thirty and his Sarah Jane. It would make absolutely no sense, of course. It's probably what Wheedon ripped off for Firefly now that I think about it.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    He-Man is a great idea for a fantasy movie.

    by superninja

    The thing is, just like with the Transformers debacle, they really need to stick closely to the original look and feel of the cartoon while updating the story. There were a couple of serious He-Man episodes that sort of point the way to what that would look like.

  • May 19, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Thundercats w/ Ving Rhames as Panthro = GOLD.

    by JusticeSabre

    Someone make this happen...

  • May 19, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Thundercats w/ Ving Rhames as Panthro = GOLD.

    by JusticeSabre

    Someone make this happen...

  • May 19, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Drac Pac, The New Schmoo, Captain Caveman, Fangface....

    by Mr Chuff

    I'm just taking the piss now arent I?

  • May 19, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    music

    by Ghost Dog 13

    ok i want original scores for any of these movies he-man or thundercats or what ever but original scores not new age music i mean if they can incorporate the orginal theme great but thats it and one other thing i better hear one Stan Bush song in the new transformers Touch or Dare something like on someones radio or in the background doesnt even have to be a major part of the film

  • May 19, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Fack he-man, I was a Kissy Fur movie.

    by Grey Ghost

    directed by Michael Bay.

  • May 19, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    to the Advance Guard

    by yassoo

    very mature of you to tell me to go fuck yourself. what do you do for an encore?

  • May 19, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    You know, I was thinking about Drac Pack...

    by Anna Valerious

    Sadly, I never saw it (Though I shall go to YouTube ASAP to see if anything has been put up), but it would be cool to see it redone. And I also swear that Fangface is really the bastard love child of Crash Bandicoot and Taz.

  • May 19, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    CENTURIANS

    by mrsinister7381

    Matt Damon as the Blue one Vince Vaughn as the brown one Tom Sellack as the green one. There's your fucking movie, right there.

  • May 20, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    stop raping my childhood!

    by Jewtang

    it hurts.

  • May 20, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Please make an epic THUNDERCATS movie...

    by DarthBakpao

    ...in the same treatment as The LotR trilogy! That would rock hard! When i saw the pilot i was shocked to Cheetara naked! only missing were her nipples...

  • May 20, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Dungeons and Dragons would work as a JW TV show

    by Lemming

    JW = Joss Whedon. And I don't even rate the guy that highly, but that would be right up his ally.

  • May 20, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Forget the He-Man Movie, I want a MICRONAUTS movie!

    by Pan Demonium

    Besides, live action masters of the Universe is practically Gay Porn. http://tinyurl.com/3xyfub And Orko sucks too!

  • May 20, 2007, 6:29 a.m. CST

    OH great more wankers moaning about there precious..

    by bongo123

    fucking cartoon getting destroyed, didnt bother to read any of it just thought id throw that in for any cunts that complain about childhood memories getting raped or anything to do with deep characters & meaningful storylines... what is it with losers and 80's cartoon shows? am i missing something?

  • May 20, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    and while we are at it.................

    by superbenitez

    Make the Centurions live action movie, goddammit! Power Extreme!!!!

  • May 20, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Besides, live action masters of the Universe is practic

    by kodo

    But you can't beat Meg Foster as Evil Lynn... she looks F@$k&*g Fantastic in that makeup... lol btw years ago i met the daughter of the Mattel designer who was the inspiration for Evil Lynn... cause she was nothing close to being a "good" daughter.... lol

  • May 20, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST

    hehe, well put captboulder

    by Lemming

    As sad as it is, I nearly wrote a letter to Joss Whedon about a year ago trying to convince him to get the rights for it. I'd quite like it if the kids literally wandered into the D&D world, knowing it was a tabletop game. And Presto is the geek that knows the game and works as exposition for their encounters. Not sure I'd keep Dungeon Master though. Kinda creepy these days...

  • May 20, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Shit idea number 1645

    by metaluna

    Does Hollywood have a shit idea machine or what? I can't believe some said the words 'I know, let's make a movie out of that shit kids cartoon from the 80's, He-Man'. Some junior exec said it as a bet and the boss thought they we're serious, right? Sorry, I am off now to check the colour of the sky.

  • May 20, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    FAAAAAANNNN-TASTIC

    by Epsilon

    Can't wait to see another childhood hero gutted on screen. If only these people knew that hiring me to write the script would be the greatest decision they could make. *sigh* Sorry Eternia, I wouldn't do you wrong. Hollywood will.

  • May 21, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    BUCKY O'HARE : THE MOVIE

    by mrsinister7381

    nuff said.

  • May 21, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST

    MOVIES TO MAKE...........

    by plisskenman

    First a comment, todays cartoons will make any young boy start growing a big fat cunt. we need violence in the cartoons.....ok the movies...... He-Man...Yes..Triple H as He-Man..and a Live action movie Thundercats...Yes Live action, cant wait to see Keith Richards as Mum-Ra......Ving Rhames as Panthro. Voltron...Yes , Its Happening, and no its not like power rangers. voltron has that star wars royalty theme with princess alura and the castle and the Lions.cant wait for the live action movie. GI JOE....Nope, time is not right for JOE with the war going on, maybe next decade. And the Grandaddy of All..... Thundarr The Barbarian..YES.YES...Its futuristic. and play along the lines of escape from new york, and instead of it being 1994 make it 2094. by that time the planet should be pretty much in ruins, fucked up and destroyed. Yes, the sun sword..I can see the trilogy now...only question is who should play Thundarr???