Industry newcomer Evan Daugherty will write the latest draft of "Grayskull" says The Hollywood Reporter.
Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson is attached to direct the adaptation of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" cartoon series and toy line, which followed a blond warrior named Prince Adam who turns into the heroic He-Man.. Along with his trusted allies -- Battle Cat, Man-at-Arms and Orko -- He defends the planet Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor, who tries to conquer the fortress Castle Grayskull, which imbued He-Man with his powers.
Justin Marks wrote a previous version of the script, which never got off the ground after several directors, including Bryan Singer and Doug Liman, turned the project down. It saw Adam as a soldier who sets off to find his destiny, happening upon the magical world of Eternia. There, Skeletor has raised a technological army and is bent on eradicating magic.
Daugherty's only previous writing credit is the unproduced screenplay Shrapnel, a psychological thriller about two enemies on a hunting trip to the death.
Marks is a good writer--His take on MOTU must have been really a sell for him to walk away from it.