Live-Action VOLTRON Movie in Development

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 07 November 2016

Movie News

With a new series of Voltron having hit Netflix earlier this year, now comes word that the action is heading to the big screen.

Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures is developing a live-action Voltron movie. Tasked with penning said movie is Watchmen’s David Hayer. The Chronicles of Riddick’s Tom Engelman is on board as a producer.

Voltron began life as a carton series that originally aired between 1984 and 1985, featuring a group of astronauts who piloted five lion-based vehicles that came together to make the super-robot Voltron. Following its initial run, Voltron was relaunched in the ‘90s and again a few years ago. Then this year came Netflix and DreamWorks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender series, which was actually far better than some of us feared. A second season of that show has already been confirmed for January 2017.

This isn’t the first time that Voltron was mooted for a live-action movie, with The Jungle Book’s Justin Marks having written a script for just such a film back in 2005. That film spent five or six years in development hell before defeat was finally admitted.

As ever, expect more on this as it develops.

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