Here’s how you can help get the He-Man fan film “Fall of Greyskull” released

Mercedez Varble as Teela.
Mercedez Varble as Teela.

While Hollywood is hard at work on its second attempt at a live-action “Masters of the Universe” movie, fan Daniel Benedict is busy trying to fund his own MOTU project, entitled “Fall of Grayskull.” I always dig these efforts and I wanted you all to take a look at it as well.

Here’s the synopsis of the film:

“Fall of Grayskull” is a live action fan short film about He-Man and Skeletor, along with various heroes and villains from Planet Eternia, battling over the secrets and powers of the mysterious Castle Grayskull.  This film will be a parody with the intent of commenting on the Masters of the Universe. This will be a film made by fans for the fans.  If you loved He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons, comics, and toys growing up, this is your chance to be a part of He-Man history! franchise.

Character concept designs by Nathaniel Underwood
Character concept designs by Nathaniel Underwood

 

Benedict is no stranger to MOTU fandom as his original character Castle Grayskullman was made into a figure in Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics line.

Benedict is currently trying to fund the project on Kickstarter and if you’d like to invest in it, here’s the link. Beyond financial assistance, Benedict is seeking aid from set designers, prop designers, 3D artists/animators, visual effect artists, composers, etc. He’s aiming to get the film wrapped up for September 2015 and DVD/Blu-rays will be shipped in December before eventually putting the film online for free viewing.

 

  • Fred

    Man Jeff I’m a big He-Man fan and grew up watching that in the 80’s and that 80’s big screen live adaptation was such a big disappointment, it felt nothing like MOTU to me. We still need a worthy live action big screen he-Man movie and I think it can easily be done in the right hands that is. I’m all for this fan made “Fall Of Greyskull” film, maybe it will give the studio and real feel of how it’s done.

  • Geesh Fred that 80s film was awful! They were ahead of their time with the dark, muted attires and with so many characters to choose from it was disappointing they only used five from the existing material. I’m for anything that can help Hollywood understand this license’s potential.

  • Fred

    Yeah the studio missed the mark big time with that box office flop, it was indeed an awful film in every way. I liked the casting of Dolph Lundgren as far as casting goes with the size and physicality which he had in abundance, I also liked the casting of Frank Langella as Skeletor and Meg Foster was cool as Evil Lynn, but there is only so much a cast can do with awful material. And what the hell was that little gremlin big nosed dude they ridiculously replaced Orko with. Though I would have loved to see Cringer/Battlecat in the film as well, I understand that technology just wasn’t where it needed to be yet to properly translate him on the big screen. With today’s technology and the right director and writers they can do far more today than they could do back in ’87, visually it could have a look similar the ‘Thor’ films which would be great.

  • Man, it was so, so bad and I really wanted to like it, but even then I couldn’t get with it. Langella and Foster were great though. I hope this new version actually understands the concept of the license and doesn’t bother trying to bring that world into “our world.

  • Fred

    Yeah Jeff, you would definitely like to think after 27 years the studio would have learn their lessons, especially seeing how CBM’s of excelling on the big screen and showing you how it’s done. There we’re some nice castings for the original film. As far as physicality and size goes Lundgren was perfectly cast, it’s just too bad that dude couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag and had no on screen charisma, otherwise everything was all good lol. Chris Hemsworth would have been the money choice if not for his role as Thor of course, perhaps his brother could be up for the role or that Alexander Skarsgard dude, somebody like that who has the size and physicality required for the role but can also act.

  • keith

    I just pretend beastmaster was he man to make up for it. When socks and sandal films always has a temple of doom cult. In fact the hell with a he man remake, give me beastmaster and Im good. Since it doesnt have any toys or cartoon attached less disappoint for me lol

  • keith

    but if hercules can keep getting movies and conan, I guess he man is over due

  • If they can keep cranking out these awful Transformers movies we’re due at least one more good attempt at He-Man!

  • I didn’t think Lundgren was all that bad. It’s not like He-Man has to be a great actor, just a great personality. The Rock would actually make for an awesome He-Man.

    Hey, no one heard about Hemsworth before Thor so I’m sure there’s some well-muscled blonde running around Hollywood looking for his big break 😉

  • Ben

    I love fan films like this. Wasn’t the biggest of He-Man fNs but still a very cool idea.

  • And I bet this one would probably be better than Hollywood’s take 😉