Date: 31st January 2022
'West Side Story' actor and dancer Kyle Allen set to play the role of He-Man in the long in the works live-action "Masters of the Universe" film based on the famed Mattel line.
After being in development with Sony for quite some years, the feature project is now moving over to Netflix for a summer start.
Kyle Allen, who plays one of the Jets in Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’, will star as Prince Adam/He-Man.
"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," said Robbie Brenner, executive producer of Mattel Films.
Masters of the Universe will be directed by The Nee Brothers (The Lost City) from a script by the Nees and David Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). The film will be produced by Mattel Films and Netflix with Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon of Mattal producing alongside Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and DeVon Franklin.
"In Masters of the Universe, an orphan named Adam discovers he is a prince destined to be the savior of a faraway land and must quickly learn of his power and the importance of saving his true home from an evil force," reads the official synopsis.
Source: Press Release