Masters of the Universe Live-Action Film Casts West Side Story's Kyle Allen as New He-Man

It looks like the Masters of the Universe film is moving to Netflix and it has finally found its new He-Man! West Side Story star Kyle Allen has been chosen to replace Noah Centineo in the upcoming live-action feature!

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Masters of the Universe will be moving to Netflix and will be directed by the Nee brothers from the screenplay they had co-written with David Callaham. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will serve as producers together with DeVon Franklin. Robbie Brenner and Kevin McKeon will oversee the project for Mattel Films.

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In addition to a new crew, the project has cast Kyle Allen as the new He-Man. The American Horror Story actor will replace Noah Centineo, who had left the project last year.

Sony originally developed the live-action film based on the Mattel action figures. Although the movie will be streamed on Netflix, Sony still holds its theatrical and streaming rights in China where the service is not available.

This is certainly great news for fans who have been wondering what had happened to Masters of the Universe after it was confirmed that Centineo is leaving the project. Luckily, it looks like the film is still moving forward and is already expected to begin production this summer.

Masters of the Universe will follow "an orphan named Adam, who discovers he is a prince destined to be the savior of a far-away land and must quickly learn how to use his power to save his home from the evil Skeletor." So far, Kyle Allen is the only star confirmed for the project. Nevertheless, we could be getting new casting updates within the next few weeks.

The film has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Related: Live-Action Masters of the Universe Coming Straight to Netflix

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