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Voltron Movie Project Rebooted

By Chris Beveridge     April 07, 2010
Source: Kotaku


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According to Kotaku, the planned big screen version of Voltron: Defender of the Universe has been sent back to the beginning. Reports over the years of multiple scripts have come out and occasional false starts about production, but it now appears that everything that has come before is being scrapped in favor of starting from the beginning again. News surfaced back in 2005 about making a feature film of Voltron with Mark Gordon producing while Justin Marks was brought on to write the initial treatment. Not unlike other Japanese origin pictures, this one was being transplanted to New York City and altered in several of its core storyline and character elements. 

All of this has been jettisoned at this point and it appears that the original director slated for this, Max Makowski, is no long involved either. Movement on the series has reverted to WEP (World Event Productions) who owns all things Voltron related in the US and has mined this field admirably since the mid 1980's when they built the show around the original Japanese shows of Armoured Fleet Dairugger XV and Beast King Go-Lion. Both shows have been released in the US (or are in the process of being released) along with the Voltron episodes through Media Blasters. WEP has also made the dub series available online at YouTube here.

You can read our reviews of Beast King GoLion here and Voltron along with Dairugger here

 

 

 

 

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Betenoire 4/7/2010 7:13:01 PM

Bleh.

I wish they would just crap it out and hopefully some cool toys that look like the Go-Lion robot will come out and call it a day already.

Talyn 4/7/2010 7:57:34 PM

I paid plenty to score the Masterpiece Edition of Voltron toys after my mother threw away the original ones I had several years ago. I'd still buy more toys if they became available!!!!

Dazzler 4/8/2010 4:45:33 AM

I would think this has to be camp anyway for a movie.  They must be over thinking this for the movie. 

Article idea:  How to make a basic movie from a sucessful franchise.  Stick with the details from the show!

Betenoire 4/8/2010 5:47:21 PM

@Dazzler

Lucas proved you can ignore what has come before and still make piles of money if the audience is too rabid to care.

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