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Voltron film moves forward

Posted by LiveFor on July 20, 2009

Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Steve Alexander are ready to form Voltron.

The producers behind “Get Smart” and “The International” (and Roven of course also produced “The Dark Knight) have acquired the rights to make a live-action feature based on the robot-lion property, pushing the project forward after several years in development with the Mark Gordon Company.

Roven and his partners acquired rights to the Japanese title from World Events Prods., a St. Louis-based company that has held those rights for more than two decades. “Wanted” producer Jason Netter of Kickstart Entertainment and World Events’ Ted Koplar are joining the Atlas trio in producing.

“Voltron,” a television hit in the 1980’s that has retained a loyal fan following, features a “Transformers”-like conceit, in which a band of five robot-lions combine to form one super lion. A group of five pilots control the lions, which are charged with defending the planet Arus from villain King Zarkon, who dispatches evil creatures called Robobeats to fight the Voltron robots.

No doubt the success of Transformers at the box office has helped push this through. I always felt that the Power Rangers basically ripped off Voltron regarding the lion robots combining to form the giant Voltron.

Are you a Voltron fan? Who and what do you want to see in the film?

Source: RiskyBusiness
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