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Check Out This Bad Ass Art from the Voltron Movie!

Back from the dead (?) and striking a pose.

  Nothing like a picture caught mid-assembly.
 Nothing like a picture caught mid-assembly.

The oft-rumored, oft-delayed VOLTRON movie might be having a hell of a time launching off-ground - - as you’ve seen again, and again, and again - - but these production drawings from Joblo evidence that there’s at least a pretty passionate push to progress this project. Atlas Entertainment, who's produced a diverse slate of films including 12 MONKEYS, THE BANK JOB and SEASON OF THE WITCH, is the latest company to take a swing at this. For scripting duties, they’ve brought on Thomas Donnely and Joshua Oppenheimer, the writing duo behind the upcoming adaptations of CONAN, DR. STRANGE and the UNCHARTED games. 

Here are the other two pics...   

Will this happen? Won’t it? It’s hard to say, because it seems like talks about this movies have abounded for years, now. I’d imagine that, in the wake of the absurd success of TRANSFORMERS, giant robot movies would be "in." It'd be kind-of a crying shame if the only super sentai group to got their shot at the big screen would remain the Power Rangers. I’ve been a little skeptical about how mecha action would look in live action - - I've grown up on fumbling Zords battling rubber monsters in plywood cityscapes - - but I have to say these pics look four kinds of bad ass. I'm a lot more interested in seeing this, now.

Do you Anime Vice lunatics concur? Do these pics impress? Would you want to see a Voltron cartoon? Or is it best left as is, in all its pristine anime purity?

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ZombiePieon Sept. 17, 2010 at 12:04 a.m.
That first image makes it look like someone is not a fan of the Statue of Liberty.
No_name_here staff on Sept. 17, 2010 at 12:16 a.m.
@zombiepie: They've taking classes from the CLOVERFIELD school of raging on lady liberty.
newaveon Sept. 17, 2010 at 12:26 a.m.
i am a huge go lion fan....i really! really! hope this film never gets made. if it is going to look like this.
No_name_here staff on Sept. 17, 2010 at 12:31 a.m.
@newave: What do you object to?
newaveon Sept. 17, 2010 at 12:38 a.m.
@Tom_Pinchuk:  not a fan of the skeletal lions. the mech designs resemble the train wreck of a movie that was transformers.  i would much rather that they don't even do this movie. if it is going to stay so far from the original source material.
Kelleth moderator on Sept. 17, 2010 at 5:30 a.m.
@newave said:

" @Tom_Pinchuk:  not a fan of the skeletal lions. the mech designs resemble the train wreck of a movie that was transformers.  i would much rather that they don't even do this movie. if it is going to stay so far from the original source material. "

I agree if its going to look like that and not follow the story i won't watch it lol.
@Tom_Pinchuk: Errrr.... A Super Sentai series gets 2 movies a year 1, the actual movie (20+min) and 2, A feature length team up :P 
  
  
Lemegeton300on Sept. 17, 2010 at 3:16 p.m.
i love voltron and the lions look cool but new york city, seriously???? i know these are just concept art so we should not read into them.
Helloson Sept. 17, 2010 at 3:24 p.m.

Not sure how the heck this would work out as a movie.
Lemegeton300on Sept. 17, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.
@Hellos said:
" Not sure how the heck this would work out as a movie. "
if they are setting it in modern day new york city then the only scenario i can see working is a gi-joe type angle with a secret government agency called voltron force who fight an alien invasion or something.
 
if its something like that then please god let this project fail
CashBaileyon Sept. 17, 2010 at 3:49 p.m.
Concept art always looks great. But never anything to get too excited over.
Rexicon Sept. 17, 2010 at 4:43 p.m.
Ive never seen Voltron,but I know what it is.Maybe this will be good.
sickVisionz moderator on Sept. 17, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.
I loved Voltron as a child but I think sucks now.  Anyways, I'd see this movie day one.  I didn't think either Transformers movies were great but I had a fun time overall when I watched them.  If they could do that for Voltron then I'd be into it.
ramen_reimuon Sept. 17, 2010 at 5:12 p.m.

i really hope this works out, like gaiking live action this looks cool, because super robots seem to be difficult to make a GOOD movie, hope this is great.
MrDirector786on Sept. 17, 2010 at 5:33 p.m.
That picture looks so cool.
EquitasInvictuson Sept. 17, 2010 at 6:19 p.m.
I feel like Statue of Liberty "harassment" is surfacing  a lot in different kinds of media these days. You can practically blow it up in this one RTS game entitled "World in Conflict" taking place in an alternate history where the USSR does not go broke by stretching its conventional military might.
 
Anyway, I'm intrigued with this concept art. It looks promising. Hopefully they follow it up with a solid trailer and you can consider me bought. I'm always looking for good cinematography in film these days - it's getting a little difficult to come by...
No_name_here staff on Sept. 18, 2010 at 12:04 a.m.
@Kelleth: Heh... I meant a $60M + movie.
No_name_here staff on Sept. 18, 2010 at 12:08 a.m.
@Lemegeton300:  Supposedly, one of the scripts floating around has them fighting in a MAD MAX/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK style dystopian future 
LiquidSwordson Sept. 18, 2010 at 1:10 a.m.
Not digging those scrawny lions. Someone feed them a energon cube or something
theberserkeron Sept. 18, 2010 at 5:50 a.m.
I like it, and I'd go see it
Kelleth moderator on Sept. 18, 2010 at 6:23 a.m.
@Tom_Pinchuk:  lol Those are the team-ups. (feature length = 60min+)

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