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Thread: MOTU movie allegedly to start filming this April for a December 2019 release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth 2 Chris View Post
    Mattel has made some really questionable business decisions over the years, haven't they?
    Well, yeah, there's that. Mattel wasn't interested in cultivating MOTU like Hot Wheels and Barbie and considered it a dead brand after New Adventures. They obviously weren't thinking in the long term or aware of or prepared for the enduring popularity of MOTU.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    You know, it does feel kind of strange to think, that Mattel had to pay Classic Media a license fee for every MOTUC figure they made. They then would also have to pay additional license fees if the character fell under the Filmation and or She-Ra rights umbrella. There were ways to skirt some fees with characters like Orko and the Sorceress because they were part of the original MOTU toy line. So they still fell under the toy line rights. But other Filmation characters, like Shokoti, would require the additional Filmation license. It makes your head spin. Heck, the live action movie rights is yet another separate license. They were only able to make Gwildor, Blade and Saurod because they were in the original toy line. I think Karg gets around the movie rights because they are using a pre-movie design from the comic.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolf View Post
    You know, it does feel kind of strange to think, that Mattel had to pay Classic Media a license fee for every MOTUC figure they made. They then would also have to pay additional license fees if the character fell under the Filmation and or She-Ra rights umbrella. There were ways to skirt some fees with characters like Orko and the Sorceress because they were part of the original MOTU toy line. So they still fell under the toy line rights. But other Filmation characters, like Shokoti, would require the additional Filmation license. It makes your head spin. Heck, the live action movie rights is yet another separate license. They were only able to make Gwildor, Blade and Saurod because they were in the original toy line. I think Karg gets around the movie rights because they are using a pre-movie design from the comic.
    All this licensing crap has had a terrible effect on the toy industry. It's why we'll never see another Bela Lugosi Dracula figure...or a Lou Ferrigno Hulk. The only people that benefit from it are the lawyers who oversee it all.

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    From what I've heard the Lugosi estate is notoriously challenging to work with. But they, honestly, probably have a right to be. Universal used Bela's name and likeness for decades without paying a cent and the family is understandably bitter about it. With Mattel they did it to themselves. They were too short sighted to retain full rights to the property and sold it. Unlike Hasbro who wisely re-acquired the rights to their Sunbow cartoons (Transformers, GI JOE, My Little Pony, etc.) in 2008.
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    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Goyer just dropped out. Thank goodness.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-goyer-1083210
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    From what I've heard the Lugosi estate is notoriously challenging to work with. But they, honestly, probably have a right to be. Universal used Bela's name and likeness for decades without paying a cent and the family is understandably bitter about it. With Mattel they did it to themselves. They were too short sighted to retain full rights to the property and sold it. Unlike Hasbro who wisely re-acquired the rights to their Sunbow cartoons (Transformers, GI JOE, My Little Pony, etc.) in 2008.
    Bela Jr. is a lawyer. So he guards that likeness like no other. And you honestly can't blame him, although it often sucks for fans when Dracula is left out, or is "generic" when everyone else is based on Karloff or a Chaney.

    Goyer just dropped out. Thank goodness.
    Huzzah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolf View Post
    Goyer just dropped out. Thank goodness.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-goyer-1083210
    Thank god those preproduction concepts were all wrong
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    Now the "Nee Brothers" are apparently helming the project.
    Goyer is still attached as screenwriter and executive producer.

    http://www.hemanworld.com/2018/04/th...-the-universe/

    http://variety.com/2018/film/news/he...se-1202763492/


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    I have heard heard of these guys. what do you think about them directing?

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    Plot and character details have been leaked.

    http://thathashtagshow.com/2018/05/m...-the-universe/

    Skeletor is now Adam's brother. To be totally honest, I wasn't the biggest fan of the mini comics retconning Skeletor as He-Man's uncle. It always had little too much "I am your father" vibe for my tastes. Anyways, this is way worse.

    Orko is now a small man!? Seriously!? He is a Trollan, a floating alien wizard from another dimension. They finally have the FX tech to do an amazing CGI Orko and they change him into a short guy!?
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    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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