This time last year coming out of San Diego Comic Con there was some hype about progress moving forward on a live-action film version of the 80s robot lions-turned-giant robot samurai toy line, Voltron. Since then, there has been no new news, so perhaps its only fitting that since Comic Con has just come to a close we get a kind of update on the progress of the movie.
World Event Productions’ Creative Director Jeremy Corray and vice president Robert Kopla were both asked about the status of Voltron this past weekend, and this is the exchange they had with the WallStreetJournal.com
QUESTION: What’s the latest word on the Voltron feature film that you introduced at last year’s Comic-Con?
Kopla: It’s currently in development with Relativity Media. Josh Oppenheimer and Thomas Donnelly are working on the script and they have some cool ideas. It’s going to be a big action adventure flick and we’re really excited about it. We have some talented producers on it.
Voltron is about five space explorers who find five spacecrafts that look like robotic lions separately, but they also come together to form a giant robot man called Voltron. The live-action film is being produced by Atlas Entertainment, Kickstart Entertainment and World Events Productions. Thomas Dean Donnelly (Conan the Barbarian) and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara) are currently writing the screenplay.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie