Oh, McG. Why? Why do you do this to yourself?

The three-letter director of such cinematic classics as Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is reportedly in discussion to take on the Shakesperean epic that is Masters of the Universe. For those that weren't alive during the '80s, Masters of the Universe was a toy-line that featured He-Man, Skeletor and She-Ra: Princess of Power battling for control over Eternia.

There was a live-action version of the cartoon / toy-line made that starred Dolph Lundgren as He-Man and Oscar-nominated Frank Langella as Skeletor and featured Lundgren being oiled-up and whipped. Really.

Don't believe us? Take a look at this.

So yeah, McG wants a piece of this and is prepared to put his name to it all. So let's all hope and pray that this actually happens because who DOESN'T want to see an updated version of this?

Of course, it's early days yet so there's been no word on casting, but we'd like to tentatively put Michael Sheen for the role of Skeletor. If there's anyone who can make Skeletor an Oscar-worthy performance, it's him.


Via Deadline