April 10, 2014 - 16:35 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Jeff Wadlow is reported to have signed on for Masters of the Universe.
The Kick-Ass 2 director will take on Sony Pictures' He-Man film, Digital Spy reveals citing Schmoes Know.
Wadlow was previously reported to be in the running for the Mattel adaptation.
Directors Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Chris McKay (The Lego Movie editor, Robot Chicken) and Harald Zwart (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the Karate Kid reboot) were also said to have been up for the project.
GI Joe: Retaliation's Jon M Chu had signed up for the project before abandoning it last year.
It is unclear how the film might affect Wadlow's involvement in 20th Century Fox's X-Force.
Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) is working on the script for the movie.
No details of Masters of the Universe's plot have been revealed.