MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Movie Gets New Directors In BAND OF ROBBERS Duo Adam And Aaron Nee

We recently found out that David Goyer had decided to step away from directing duties on Sony's upcoming Masters of the Universe movie, but the project has now found new helmers in The Nee Brothers...

It was recently announced that David S. Goyer had stepped down as director on Sony Pictures' planned Masters of the Universe reboot (though he'll remain on as exec producer and screenwriter), but now it looks like the project has found a pair of replacements.

Variety reports that The Nee brothers, Aaron and Adam, have boarded the picture, and will get to work on the sci-fi/fantasy adventure soon to ensure it meets its Dec. 18, 2019 release date.

This will be the first major directing gig for the duo, whose only other feature is the critically acclaimed 2015 indie thriller, Band of Robbers.

Let us know what you think of this news below, and be sure to check out Hellboy concept artist Paul Gerrard's horror-inspired interpretations of some of the characters while you're at it.

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Skeletor



Though a couple of He-Man's allies do appear, these images mostly depict the bad guys, and we kick things of with the protector of Eternia's arch nemesis, the delightfully evil Skeletor.

King Hiss



We're not certain which one of the villainous Snakemen this is supposed to be, but the fact that his reptilian visage is hidden behind a humanoid mask means it's most likely the leader, King Hiss.


Skeletor II



This second interpretation of Skeletor doesn't look a million miles away from the classic version of the character with his hood down.


Modulok



The Horde's Modulok is capable of altering his appearance into a variety of twisted forms, but the "evil beast of a thousand bodies" has never looked quite as hideous as he does here.

Man-E-Faces



Though a lot more gruesome, we think this incarnation of Man-E-faces actually looks better than the classic dome-headed take on the cursed, but noble warrior.


Evil-Lyn 



There's a definite Eva Green vibe to this take on Skeletor's powerful second-in-command, Evil-Lyn.
 

Trap Jaw



This terrifying interpretation of Trap Jaw seemingly draws influence from the mass-murdering cyborg that was originally introduced in the comic series, as opposed to the toned-down animated series version.
 

Buzz-Off



You certainly wouldn't think it to look at him here, but bee-man Buzz-Off is actually a heroic character and serves as He-Man's "spy in the sky."
 

Skeletor III



We finish up with another couple of incarnations of Skeletor. The first seems to be influenced by Conan creator Robert E. Howard's art, while the second re-imagines the iconic villain as a mummy.

Skeletor IV



What do you guys make of these designs? Would you like to see the upcoming live-action movie take influence from Gerrard's work, or do you think it'd be a bit much for the youngsters?
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