‘Masters of the Universe’ Draws Rewrite from ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Director

“Kick-Ass 2” writer-director Jeff Wadlow has come on board to rewrite Sony’s “Masters of the Universe,” based on the ’80s animated TV series.

Producers are Escape Artists principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch. No director is attached.

The story follows the warrior Prince Adam — who becomes He-Man and battles Skeletor, the main villain.

Mattel execs Julia Pistor and David Voss are executive producing for the toymaker.

Terry Rossio (“The Lone Ranger”) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay.

Wadlow is repped by WME.

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