“Kind toes and legs! Kind arms and torso! And I’ll type the pinnacle!” And type an orderly queue people, as a result of in the end, and after many failed makes an attempt to convey Voltron to the massive display, the wildly profitable mecha anime sequence is getting the Hollywood remedy eventually. Sure, as per The Hollywood Reporter’s unique announcement yesterday, Pink Discover director Rawson Marshall Thurber is within the scorching seat to offer the Robotic Lions their first live-action cinematic outing.
In line with THR’s reporting, a package deal together with an authentic Thurber pitch and teaser reel has been floating round Hollywood for the previous fortnight, with Warner Bros., Common, and Amazon among the many studios vying for rights to the blockbuster venture. Unusually, it could appear that Netflix, who produced Thurber’s Pink Discover and the animated providing Voltron: Legendary Defender, aren’t within the working.
Initially primarily based on the 1981 Japanese sci-fi sequence Beast King GoLion, Voltron was edited and dubbed by World Occasions in 1984, and repackaged as a syndicated present referred to as Voltron: Defender of the Universe. The sequence centered on 5 younger pilots within the Robotic Lions battalion, whose autos be a part of collectively to type a mega robotic often called Voltron. It’s just a little bit Transformers, just a little bit Energy Rangers, a smidge Pacific Rim, and stays to today a really, very cool idea.
The brand new Voltron movie will boast an authentic Thurber story, which the director will co-write the screenplay for with Tiger & Bunny and Crave scribe Ellen Shanman. It’ll even be produced by live-action Magnificence & The Beast duo Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, alongside World Occasions Productions head Bob Koplar.
Because the movie hasn’t even discovered the place its touchdown but, a confirmed launch date is some time off. However, with a deal anticipated to be reached by as quickly as this weekend, it appears prefer it’s time for Voltron to lastly assume what might be its best type but.