Voltron movie back in the spotlight

The original Voltron series
The original Voltron series
Mechas are the next big thing on the big screen, ever since Transformers demolished the box office last year. I sat in on the Robotech panel at Comic-Con and all the major news from the panel was about the upcoming live-action film that Warner Bros. is producing, and the Hollywood heavy-hitters attached to that project, including Tobey Maguire.

I guess the situation has apparently revived the long-in-development Voltron film, according to a report on Variety. Fox-owned studio New Regency has put Voltron: Defender of the Universe into turnaround.
Ryan Kavanaugh, who produced 3:10 to Yuma, The Forbidden Kingdom, 21, as well as the upcoming War of Gods and Executive Order: Six, is in negotiations to fund the project.

Producers are looking at a cost-effective technology similar to what was used in movies like Sin City and 300, and expect to attach a director within the next week. Justin Marks, who recently wrote Warner Bros.’ upcoming bigscreen versions of He-Man and Green Arrow, adapted the screenplay for the potential Voltron film.

Voltron is based on the popular Japanese animated TV series of the 1980s, and is described as a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico, where five survivors of an alien attack band together and pilot five lion-shaped robots that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron that helps battle Earth’s invaders.

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