It’s the retro franchise movie that won’t die, but won’t come to fruition either. But at San Diego Comic Con, World Events president VP Robert Kopla confirmed that yes, there still is a Voltron movie in the works. Just make it already!
It’s currently in development with Relativity Media. Josh Oppenheimer and Thomas Donnelly are working on the script and they have some cool ideas. It’s going to be a big action adventure flick and we’re really excited about it. We have some talented producers on it.
Relativity Media announced yesterday that it had optioned the movie rights for a live-action version of Voltron, based on the 1984 Voltron cartoon.
Nickelodeon’s going to be rolling out its brand new Voltron reboot, called “Voltron Force” on June 16th, and it’s already got an awful, awful rap theme song called “Let’s Voltron!” I mean, I guess it’s cool to show kids really getting into the show and drawing robots, because that’s what I certainly did, but the song is just fucking god awful.
In the past several years, we’ve seen cartoon series reboots of He-Man, My Little Ponies, Transformers, GI Joe, and soon we’ll be seeing a brand new Thundercats series. Add to that list a brand new Voltron series coming later this spring. This is the first look at what the lion bots will look like, and I’m really digging it.
A live action / CG Voltron movie is another one of those Hollywood rumor things that shows up every now and again, usually with the news that it still isn’t happening or that some other company picked up the idea and dropped it. It looks like this time, Atlas Entertainment has picked up the reigns and is gearing up for a big pitch to a major studio to get this thing done.