20th Century Fox recently axed its live-action adaptation of 80's cartoon classic, Voltron: Defender Of The Universe, leaving many fans of the series worried that they'd never see their favorite lion-bodied robot hit the silver screen. Well, you can chillax Voltron fanboys: your holy grail of 80's cartoons isn't quite DOA yet.
Film O Filia reports that Voltron is being eyed by financing and production venture Relativity Media (owned by super-producer Ryan Kavanaugh), which is currently in negotiations for rights to the film. Relativity plans to green-light Voltron under a more modest budget, using the same green-screen tech employed by director Zack Snyder to make his sword and sandals epic 300 look so cool.
Mark Gordon (The Day After Tomorrow) and Jordan Wynn are producing Voltron, and a script has been written by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li). A director has yet to be announced.
And now, a few plot details:
"Marks’ take is described as a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico, where five survivors of an alien attack band together and end up piloting the five lion-shaped robots that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron that helps battle Earth’s invaders."
Pretty much the Voltron we all know and love.
Are you psyched that new life is being breathed into Voltron: Defender Of The Universe? Or did you get your fill of CGI robots when you saw Transformers? Let us know what you think.
Source: Film O Filia