Studios Engage in Bidding War to Make VOLTRON Movie

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Voltron has emerged from the legal morass which kept it imprisoned in development hell.  Vulture reports that Relativity Media and Atlas Entertainment are in a bidding war to adapt the 1984 anime series that was pieced together from two separate anime series, which doesn’t exactly speak well of the diversity of anime in general.  The original 1984 series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe centered on a group of pilots who control giant lion-robots that can come together to form a super-sized robot called Voltron.  Studios bidding for the property hope to develop Voltron into a Transformers-size hit because we really needed more than one Transformers like property in the world (isn’t Transmorphers enough?).

The rights to Voltron currently belong to World Events, which is not only creating a new animated Voltron TV series, Voltron Force, but are developing a feature film as well.  Since Nickelodeon is developing the series, it’s possible that sister company Paramount could also back the film.  In any event, World Events executive VP Robert Koplar says that a Voltron movie is on track for a 2013 or 2014 release.

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  • drew

    I dont like the idea of bringing voltron to earth it wasnt about that it is like just cause the movie is live action it has to be earth especially when the source material has nothing to do with earth , although hopefully unlinke transformers most of the robot action wont be in close up form I like to see the whole robot when they fight not the top 2/3 of them

  • SuperSeanski

    I’m just hoping it dosen’t end up like Power Rangers. And yeah, don’t put it on Earth.

  • madcnut

    I very much doubt they’ll capture the magic of the series on film and very much doubt they’ll even try.

    Just hope it’s bad ass to some degree.

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