What’s this? I thought the Voltron film had stalled indefinitely, content to settle for the animated Nicktoon series Voltron Force for the time being. But Atlas Entertainment will not be satisfied. The studio is reportedly putting together quite the pitch for a Voltron feature. They’ve hired the screenwriting team of Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, currently known as the writers of Sahara, perhaps soon known as the scribes behind Conan and Dr. Strange.
Part of that pitch includes some neat concept art, which you can check out after the jump.
For your reference, here’s a description of the first couple iterations of Voltron:
Lion Force Voltron
(Voltron of the Far Universe)
The first season… featured a team of five young pilots commanding five robot lions which could be combined to form Voltron. In this undefined future era, the Voltron Force was in charge of protecting the planet Arus (ruled by Princess Allura) from the evil King Zarkon (from planet Doom), his son Lotor, and the witch Haggar, who would create huge Robeasts to terrorize the people of Arus.
(Voltron of the Near Universe)
In this iteration of Voltron, the Galaxy Alliance’s home planets have become overcrowded, and a fleet of explorers has been sent to search for new planets to colonize. Along the way, they attract the attention of the evil Drule Empire, long engaged in an ongoing war against the Alliance, and the Drules proceed to interfere in the mission of the explorers and the colonists. Since the Voltron of Planet Arus was too far away to help the explorers, a totally new Voltron is constructed to battle the Drule threat. [Wikipedia]
And here’s the concept art courtesy of JoBlo. To this writer, generally unfamiliar with the property, it doesn’t not look like Transformers. If you consider yourself a Voltron fan, how do these images strike you?