And the movie news just keeps rolling out … As we saw this summer, America loves giant robot movies, so New Regency has picked up producer Mark Gordon’s Voltron: Defender of the Universe film.
Variety describes it as “a post-apocalyptic tale of survival set in New York City and Mexico.” The movie is based on the 1980s animated series, which featured five pilots who drove around in robotic lions that combined into the giant robot Voltron. I was always more of a G-Force and Starblazers guy, so I don’t really know much more about it than that.
Devil’s Due picked up the rights to publish a Voltron comic around 2002, but I don’t think they’ve published any Voltron material for at least a couple of years.
The script is being written by Justin Marks, who is also writing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe , Street Fighter and Supermax, the Green Arrow movie.