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Schizm 26-07-2005 08:17 PM

Voltron: The Movie

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" is coming to the big screen.

Producer Mark Gordon ("The Day After Tomorrow") is developing a big-budget feature based on the 1980s giant robot kids TV series and toy sensation.

The "Voltron" animated TV series debuted in 1984, about the same time as Hasbro's Transformers toy line, igniting a morphing robot phenomenon. According to sources, Voltron has generated $750 million in worldwide licensing and nearly $200 million in toys and merchandising since 1984. The show, in its many incarnations, remains syndicated throughout the world.

The story being developed will be based on the series about five maverick explorer-pilots who must travel to the planet Arus to learn how to operate Voltron, a giant mechanical warrior formed by five smaller robots. The gargantuan robot is the last hope against the evil Drule Empire that has subjugated Earth and taken control of the universe.

Two employees at New Line Cinema, Mark Costa and Ford Oelman, secured the rights from "Voltron" owner World Events, and eventually brought the project to Gordon, whose credits also include "Saving Private Ryan" and "Speed." Costa and Oelman will executive produce, along with Pharrell Williams, one-half of the producing duo the Neptunes, who will score the film and produce the soundtrack.

"Voltron" is now the second giant robot picture being developed; "Transformers" is set up at DreamWorks Pictures.
I hope it's based on the Lion series, not the Car series :rolleyes:

orochi X 26-07-2005 09:18 PM

Ahh Voltron brings back nostalgic memories. Wasn't there a remake of it a couple of years ago aswell, I recall seeing it on television with quasi 3D style animation for the lions.

Eh don't really care for the movie, but the Transformers one I am a tad interested in.

Wolfpac 27-07-2005 06:49 AM


Originally Posted by Schizm
I hope it's based on the Lion series, not the Car series :rolleyes:

Don't forget Stealth Voltron. Or whatever it was called. The CG Voltron wasn't that bad until Stealth Voltron came along.

ACE2001 29-07-2005 04:18 AM

Some more interesting news about the Voltron Movie:

Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams has signed on to score and produce the soundtrack for the upcoming film Voltron: Defender of the Universe, based on the popular 1980s cartoon.

Debuting in 1984, the television series “Voltron” coincided with the prevalent Transformers toys and both grew to epidemic proportions.

Like the TV series, the plot of the upcoming movie is based on five rebel pilots who trek to Planet Arus to discover how to work the massive machine fighter known as Voltron, which is a combination of five smaller robots.

After the evil Drule Empire conquers the universe, Voltron must defeat the bad guys and save the world.

The big-budget film will be produced by Mark Gordon, producer of Saving Private Ryan and The Day After Tomorrow.

Mark Costa and Ford Oelman of New Line Cinema will serve as executive producers.

Ironically, another film titled Transformers is also in the works by DreamWorks Pictures, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Source: AllHipHop

Hmm...this should definately be interesting. :)

Schizm 29-07-2005 08:37 AM

"More" news? It's exactly the same as what I posted :rolleyes:

ACE2001 29-07-2005 08:24 PM

OHH....SH!T :lol: Carry on then. :(

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