‘Voltron’ Movie Concept Art & Screenwriter Info

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 10th, 2013 at 3:31 am,

In July we got word that despite reports to the contrary, a Voltron movie is still in development over at Atlas Entertainment. Today we have the first evidence of what that movie – now being referred to as Voltron: Defender of the Universe – may look like, in the form of concept art that was secured exclusively by Joblo.

Back when we were hearing that the Voltron movie was still alive and kicking, we also got word that Atlas was close to snagging some screenwriters to bring the story to fruition. Now we also have word on just who those screenwriters are.

Screenwriting duo Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer are the two scribes being floated as the Voltron movie writers. The duo wrote the screenplay for the action/adventure flick Sahara, the script for Marcus Nispel’s upcoming remake of Conan, and are even working on the movie adaptations of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Marvel’s Doctor Strange. It would seem these two young men are on a fast rise through the Hollywood screenwriting ranks…

But on to the main event: the concept art for Voltron: Defender of the Universe. As you’ll see below, the art has an aesthetic that was no doubt at least partly inspired by Michael Bay’s Transfomers franchise (for better or worse). That said, for a story about a giant robot built from robot lions, who battles evil giant “Robeasts,” I think you’ll agree that this concept art looks pretty darn cool.

We’ve posted smaller shots of the concept art below – click either one to see a full-size HD version of the artwork:



Like I said above, for a movie with subject matter as strange as Voltron‘s, this concept art looks pretty good. I’m still undecided on what the best format would be for a film like this (should it be live-action or CGI animated?), but I can tell you one thing: I’d bet my hat (and it’s a nice hat) that we’ll be experiencing it in 3D.

Now that there are writers working on a script and concept art that is sure to generate a buzz around these Interwebs, I suspect it won’t be long before a studio and/or third-party financial backer comes knocking on Atlas Entertainment’s door. We’ll keep you posted on what develops.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe is aiming for release in 2013. Keep up to date on the film’s development by following us on Twitter: @screenrant

Source: Joblo

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  1. It’s concept art, but they’re gonna go with something a lot like this, it’s almost guaranteed.

    And it’s total garbage. How the hell did someone look at Golion/Voltron and come up with skeezy looking skeleton cats??


  2. f-cking disgusting concepts. Yuck.. another 80s gem being raped to death by Hollywood.. <_<
    I wish I was a billionare. Id by all the rights to these franchises from head to toe and NEVER let Hollywood touch them.

    • buy*

  3. People, when are all the fans going to realize that the movies are BASED on the original series/cartoons/comics/etc.? Seriously, it would be NO FUN to see everything exactly the same as in the original, plus, block-looking lions for Voltron? no thanks,I prefer kick-ass looking lions, even if they don’t look exactly the same,I’m a fan of comics and old cartoons like this one, and I like it when they give it a little extra, if you want it to be exactly the same as the original,simply don’t look at the movie, stick to your comics/cartoons/series or whatever and let everyone else get a chance to see these movies, some transformers fans said the movies sucked,I’m a transformers fan and I LOVED it just cause I got to see Optimus Prime kick some ass,I don’t care if it’s not exactly the same as in the original series. Plus, remember that most kids this days need something cooler and more original to like oldies like this one, a 10 year old right now will hardly like the original Voltron series,including the animation

    • Actually we’re not expecting the film to be the EXACT, we’re just hoping that it has more RESEMBLANCE in storyline and how they look. Because if they don’t, what’s the point really? MBay’s Transformers is good? It’s better off named a Transformers ripoff! If they named it something else, like the “Changing Bots” or something like that – I think TF fans wouldn’t be as pized off as they are now to the “adaptation”. Imagine Sherlock Holmes not being a British in the films. Or Resident Evil not being about zombies but about aliens. now would that be right?

  4. Of course it must not be exactly the same!
    But the problem is we’ll end up seeing a typical movie with a lot of Holliwood cliche, and it will have only two or three things in common with Voltron:
    1) a giant robot that can be divided into 5 ‘lions’,
    2) maybe some names.
    There will be a lot of special effects (if they have enough money for that), even if they are completely out of place, survivors in some post-apocalyptic surroundings, some typical love story, and a typical “impressive battle”.
    And I won’t be surprised if the princess turns out to be a 30-years old Asian with a gun running around in bikini, or something crazy like that.
    Maybe you don’t object to that. But I would like to ask: if they give up on most things – surroundings, designs, characters personalities, – so what’s the use of making such a movie? What will be the difference between this movie and hundreds of others (except for its title)?

    • guierrmo del toro should be on this movie.

  5. This concept art is GARBAGE. I agree with most of the posters that these do not look like mighty lions. These look like anemic, underfed transformer rip offs. DISGUSTING!!!
    I have no problem if they modernize him a bit, but please!!! DO NOT DESECRATE the DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE!!!

  6. I hear Prince Lotor will not be in the film! Unacceptable! Jude Law would be great for the role!

    • no lotar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!