Anime Vice News

Live-Action Voltron Movie Gets Three New Producers

Time to take this movie out of preproduction hell!


 
 

It’s about time we hear more about the live-action adaption of Voltron. The blog Risky Business reports that the film has had it’s live-action rights bought by three new producers, which are Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, and Steve Alexander. These producers have worked on such films as Get Smart, The International, and The Dark Knight; so they aren’t newbies to the business by any means. They acquired the rights from World Events Productions, the people who originally adapted the anime back in 1984.

So with three new producers, this film can finally form up and take shape and transform into the super robot movie it ought to be. It has been a long time since we have heard anything about this live-action movie in the making, but this might be a step in the right direction for actually getting this project off the ground. It’s my hypothesis that this event has something to do with the popularity of Transformers and Transformers 2.

But why Voltron? I wish the person who originally bought the rights didn’t happen on Voltron when he was flipping through the channels, but instead watched an episode of Gunbuster (well late 80’s), Getter Robo, Combattler V, or even Mazinger Z. Oh well, it is what it is.

Nikoon July 20, 2009 at 1:07 p.m.
Voltron would lend itself better to the US market. It at least has nostalgia value and at most has a team dynamic that can build off several characters.
Papasanon July 20, 2009 at 4:36 p.m.
Suckle? Ooooooh, boy.
Papasanon July 20, 2009 at 4:37 p.m.
And we KNOW what the nickname of Richard is... Oooooh, heavenly day.

Dig Deeper into Voltron

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (9 Posts)
Add/View Images (108 Images)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

The Worst DRAGON BALL Villain?

DRAGON BALL #21-- Retro Review

Anime Caption Contest! -- 9/29/14

With Summer 2014 season ending, here are the shows that are still trucking today.

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL vs. Other Anime Revivals?

How does the OG Magical Girl's update to other reinterpretations like FUJIKO MINE and GATCHAMAN CROWDS?

ONE PIECE #663 -- Special Review

Do you feel as emotional as Luffy does?!?!

AKIRA and the Best Format for Anime?

Viewer mail! Would this classic have been much better as a mini-series?

Unboxing ATTACK ON TITAN - Part 2 Limited Edition Blu Ray

The Vice Pit. Does the set deserve deluxe accolades?

Community Spotlight 9/26/2014

There's plenty to enjoy in the last spotlight of September.

KUROKO'S BASKETBALL -- MOD Roundtable

Since the KUROKO'S BASKETBALL manga has ended, we wanted to commemorate this event

Anime Caption Contest! -- 9/29/14

With Summer 2014 season ending, here are the shows that are still trucking today.

ONE PIECE #663 -- Special Review

Do you feel as emotional as Luffy does?!?!

The Worst DRAGON BALL Villain?

DRAGON BALL #21-- Retro Review

Revisiting RANMA 1/2 After Too Long

Episode #2 -- Retro Review

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL vs. Other Anime Revivals?

How does the OG Magical Girl's update to other reinterpretations like FUJIKO MINE and GATCHAMAN CROWDS?

NARUTO Ch. 693 Review

Apparently, no one ever taught Sasuke that it's rude threaten to kill someone after asking them for a favor.

Community Spotlight 9/26/2014

There's plenty to enjoy in the last spotlight of September.

AKIRA and the Best Format for Anime?

Viewer mail! Would this classic have been much better as a mini-series?

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel