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He-Man to Be Live-Action Film, 300-Style

First Transformers. Then G.I. Joe. Now He-Man. Variety is reporting that "He-Man," another beloved '80s cartoon based on a toy line, will be turned into a live-action film, employing visual effects similar to those in 300. Here's more:

The franchise has been reimagined by the producer and the writers and pitched to Mattel as a classic good vs. evil battle, using the kind of visual effects strategy employed in "300." A warrior is touted as the last hope of a magical land called Eternia, which is being ravaged by technology and the evil Skeletor.

Many of the characters in the Middle Earth-like universe will be informed by the mythology created in the four different cartoon series done since the 1980s.

Now, don't get me wrong, I think this news is awesome. I loved these TV shows as an '80s kid and it's an interesting choice to go live-action in the vein of 300. However, Transformers, G.I. Joe and He-Man... but no "She-Ra" (on her own, outside of the He-Man movie)? No "Jem and the Holograms"?! Where are my '80s ladies? It's obnoxious that there's a Bratz movie but no movie based on "Jem and the Holograms." Any of you Buzz readers into screenwriting? It's time for a girls' '80s cartoon uprising! Who's with me?


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Louchan Louchan 9 years
i totally agree with most of your casting [especially the idea of pink playing Pizzazz] and i like the idea of Rachael McAdams as Jerrica but i do think they should cast someone another actress to play Jem
boyfiend82 boyfiend82 9 years
I totally agree about a Jem movie. As much as I love Rainbow Brite and She-Ra, Jem would be the best to develop into a movie. Well, She-Ra does deserve her own movie but her friends need to be revamped. I've been dreaming of it for years. Here is my dream cast on my blog:
Louchan Louchan 9 years
I would kill for a jem movie but not sure if i like the thought of Madonna playing synergy....or is she just gonna voice the character?
thedreamer thedreamer 10 years
Hollywood Insider Tip: Christy Marx, the show runner/creator of the original Jem and the Holograms series, has developed a killer script for a live action Jem feature film that would also spark new life for a spin off rebirth of the cartoon series. She has been working on it for a few years and it is for sure on the radar of some major Hollywood Executives. The big budget, action adventure romance script, was written to be shot and projected with a new cutting edge stereoscopic 3D technology and promises to deliver all the glamor, glitter, fashion, and fame of the original series with enough special effects to satisfy a modern audience. Madonna rumored to star as Synergy!
nurdburd13 nurdburd13 10 years
OMG! i would totally go to a gem movie and a she-ra movie. that would rock so hard!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
I want to know who would be in the He-Man movie. I would totally go for a "Gem" movie!!
Janeiro Janeiro 10 years
He-Man + 300 = Homoerotic extravaganza!
xxbrittney xxbrittney 10 years
i was born in 89 and i still know allll those cartoons you guys are talkin about! haha and im very excited for this movie! i always loved that glowing blob thing that he-man was friends with (that was he-man right?)
juiceejuice juiceejuice 10 years
I remember I had a She-Ra action figure. It was cool. And I loved Jem and the holograms.
starturtle44 starturtle44 10 years
So for that! We need a Jem movie, frankly we deserve one!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
She-Ra! She-Ra!
steen steen 10 years
They need to make a live-action She-Ra. That would be awesome.
licia licia 10 years
I hated He-man but I loved She-ra. And Rainbow Brite.. and the smurfs.. and Gummi Bears.. Heh, just bring 'em aaaaaall back.
Amity-A Amity-A 10 years
Angelina would be an awesome She-Ra. It would be fun to recast Jem and the Holograms. (Misfits included)
krampalicious krampalicious 10 years
She-Ra MUST be in it, and she better be bad as hell!
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
:woohoo: I can't wait for the upcoming of this project!
DixieBelle6 DixieBelle6 10 years
I loved Jem and She-Ra when I was little! OK, I still kinda do. Why isn't anyone catering to the 80's girl cartoons?
ste_ste_ste ste_ste_ste 10 years
Live action then Jason Lewis has to be He-Man. He is like MADE for the role. I loved the original cartoons. And the movie for that matter! xxxx
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I'll admit to owning several Rainbow Brite movies still. And Carebears - I can't help it! Memories...:) And I'm with you, Buzz, girl cartoon uprising!
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I would love to write a Jem movie, I could even be Aja, I have the wig from Halloween (My friends and I dress and Jem and the Hollograms and the Misfits one year). I would also watch She-ra (always loved her since my older sister is named Sheila-they sort of sound the same) and Rainbow Brite. I did rent the Rainbow Brite movie about a year ago, and it was cheesy, but awesome.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Rainbow Brite! Another 80's girl! :)
jhuck jhuck 10 years
My friend just got me to find Spiderman and His Amazing Friends on the weekend. It was made in 80, before I was born. I downloaded all 24 episodes (as they are not available on DVD). We also bought all the He-Man box sets too! I loved JEM!
Staceygirl Staceygirl 10 years
I hope she has a significant roll in this movie. She was one of my favorite dolls. Also, how is He-Man not seriously injuring his hand with the way he's gripping that blade?
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Well, my kid is going to be thrilled.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Jem! I can still sing the theme song to that - "Jem is excitement, ohhhhh, Jem!" And my little 80's moment is over. I can't believe they're going to make this into a live action film. Is She-Ra going to be in it as well? :)
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