Voltron movie next..

Guysdrinkingbeer

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At least they going to use the lions...

From: variety.com

New Regency is looking to assemble its own giant robot movie.The 20th Century Fox-based production entity is close to a deal with the Mark Gordon Co. to adapt "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" into a live-action film.
Gordon has been developing the pic, based on the popular 1980s Japanese animated TV series, comicbooks and toy line, with Justin Marks penning the script.
Should the deal close, project would be one of the company's more high-profile efforts since Robert Harper took over as chairman-CEO of Regency Filmed Entertainment earlier this year.
Interest in the property hit a high after "Transformers" turned into a box office juggernaut, raking in nearly $300 million to date.
New Regency, which hasn't had a major hit since "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" in 2005, sparked to the idea of a potential franchise.
Company's upcoming pics include "Alvin and the Chipmunks," the Doug Liman-directed "Jumper," the Alexandre Aja-helmed "Mirrors" and the Eddie Murphy starrer "Starship Dave."
Marks' take is described as a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico. Five ragtag 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.
Gordon will produce with Lawrence Inglee and Jordan Wynn, who are shepherding the project at the Gordon Co., which has Roland Emmerich's "10,000 B.C." bowing next from Warner Bros. Mark Costa and Ford Oelman are exec producers.
"Voltron" pic has been in the works for nearly three years, with Jim Young's Animus Films funding its development.
Marks has become a go-to guy in Hollywood for comicbook, videogame and toy-based adaptations.
He is adapting "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" for Joel Silver at Warner Bros., as well as the Green Arrow pic "Supermax," also at the studio. Marks also has "Street Fighter" in the works at Hyde Park and Fox.
 
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I was a fan when I was a kid. Had all the lions to make the robot. But I thought they already made this movie a few years back. I think it was called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers which is now played out. THey're gonna try and relight the flame with the original. Seems it would have made more sense to start here. Who knows. It may be alright. THen again it may suck ass.
 

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How about Robotech? Anyone remember that? (I barely do actually)
Robotech, aka Macross, was my SHIT. I loved it as a kid, they'd have an episode on every morning at 7AM while I got ready for school. Damn those were the fuckin days.

Anyway, what they don't mention about the Voltron project is its executive producer Pharrell Williams. I don't think he'd be a part of anything that wasn't going to kick complete ass. We shall see.
 

JOHNNY HAIRDO

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I'm anxiously awaiting M.A.S.K., it was that cartoon where everybody wore y'know..... masks.
 
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I'm anxiously awaiting M.A.S.K., it was that cartoon where everybody wore y'know..... masks.
You got that right. Every time they come up with another 80 toy movie there are a few of us that bring up M.A.S.K. We're hoping. I just don't know if enough people remember it. It was only on for 2 seasons.
 

Arc Lite

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Robotech, aka Macross, was my SHIT. I loved it as a kid, they'd have an episode on every morning at 7AM while I got ready for school. Damn those were the fuckin days.
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I was much older than you probably. I'd get stoned and watch it at 6:00 AM central before going to work for the moving company.
 

JOHNNY HAIRDO

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Looking at that picture reminded me of putting the decals on crooked and my dad yelling at me. It was a rough childhood.
 

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The problem with Voltron is that they want to make it more like the Japanese original version and less like the American version that was toned down a lot so that is going to piss some people off.
 

CM Mark

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The problem with Voltron is that they want to make it more like the Japanese original version and less like the American version that was toned down a lot so that is going to piss some people off.
That's actually a good thing in my mind.