THR’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Predators screenwriters Mike Finch and Alex Litvak have been tapped by Columbia Pictures to pen the studios Masters of the Universe project.
Getting the go-ahead to tackle any major toy-brand film can be tricky. Depending on the property, writers and directors need to get a thumbs-up from the studio, which then has to win approval from the toy company. In the case of “Masters,” Mattel has story approval.
In their pitch, the scribes attempted to balance a treatment that would convince the studio it was cinematic and keep the toy company satisfied that its characters were being portrayed appropriately.