Voltron gets greenlit
Another giant robot film is getting the go ahead, although this one sounds more like Power Rangers than anything. Voltron is the story of five survivors of an alien attack team up and pilot five lion like robots that join up to make one giant, sword wielding robot.
Woo. Sounds exciting - Lace that statement with heavy Scottish sarcasm. I really don't see the appeal of this and it does sound more Power Rangers than anything. Wouldn't they be better making a Robotech film?
Anyway, the Voltron script was reviewed online recently and did really well for it, and I remain totally unconvinced. New Regency haven't though and they've are close to signing the deal to create a live action Voltron: Defender of the Universe film.
According to Variety Justin Marks has been writing the script for Mark Gordon's production company. Interestingly Gordon is also producing the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe film as well as Street Fighter.
I don't see the excitement really, if there's going to be another robot film then it's either a better Transformers (Filmstalker review) or Robotech, not this lion-robot thing Voltron.