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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.

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