Former ILM Artist Carlos Huante spoke about his latest failed project with David S. Goyer, ‘Masters of the Universe.’ Carlos Says Goyer’s take was going to be an epic one. Rivaling films such as ‘Lord of the Rings’ with a ‘Star Wars’ sci-fi feel. Carlos describes the film as an artsy, colorful take on LOTR, bringing back the level of sci-fi only seen by ‘Star Wars’ in recent years.
“When they called me to work on the film I was very happy… I worked on it for several weeks and the script that Goyer had, he was directing and he wrote the script, was great I actually thought it was really good, which I don’t say that often. This one was fun and it made the world more fantastic than I thought it could go. It felt arty and fantastical at the same time. The director’s script was big and the studio didn’t want to fund that movie and so the director quit…He was great [Goyer] I loved where he was going with that story it was great fun, but once that went away we got let go too.”
Carlos went on to say:
“I’m not going to talk too much about it [in great detail], I know they’re making it still but I’ll tell you it was… just the story of Greyskull and that sort of thing and there was some really cool stuff in there. I don’t think they’re gonna make that version. I know they’re not going to, it was like a Lord of The Rings film, it was huge! And there was all kinds of stuff in there, you could have divided up that script into three movies and it would have worked. That’s how big it was. I would have loved to have spent a lot of time on that one. It was a more fantastic version of Lord of The Rings, is what I’ll say. It’s a more colorful and fantastical version of Lord of The Rings, but it felt as real as Lord of The Rings. It was very real but very far-out. It was a final return to science fiction fantasy where we’ve only had one, Star Wars.”
Do you think Adam and Aaron Nee (Band of Robbers) will be able to bring the same level of intensity/creativity Goyer brought to the project?
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