Movie News: 'Man of Steel' Writer Touted to Helm 'Masters of the Universe'


Masters of the Universe


Masters of the Universe: David S. Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel among many others, is in talks to direct Masters of the Universe. The characters were originally created for a toy line in the 1970s and later served as the basis for an animated TV show as well as a live-action movie starring Dolph Lundgren in 1987 (above). Goyer wrote the most recent draft of the script; the new version is scheduled for release on December 18, 2019. [The Wrap]


 


Girls Trip


Girls Trip: Tiffany Haddish was named Best Supporting Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle for her performance in Girls Trip (above). Lady Bird was awarded Best Picture, while other acting awards went to Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) and Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project). [Vulture]


 


Cleopatra Jones


Cleopatra Jones: Two’s a coincidence, but three’s a trend. First we heard that Shaft will be rebooted, then came word that a new Super Fly is on its way. Now a third noteworthy title from the so-called “Blaxploitation” era is returning to the big screen. Misha Green (TV’s Underground) will write and produce an updated version of Cleopatra Jones; the 1973 original starred Tamara Dobson (above) as an undercover government operative who worked as a supermodel to provide cover for her espionage activities. [Deadline]


 


Bruce Willis


Acts of Violence Trailer: Bruce Willis stars in Acts of Violence as a cop who decides to help a young veteran who has joined with his ex-military comrades to locate his fiancee after she is kidnapped. Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Ashton Holmes, Sophia Bush and Mike Epps also star; the action thriller will open in theaters on January 12. [Movieclips]


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