Another animated 80s classic seems to be preparing to make the jump to the big screen. According to Variety, Atlas Entertainment‘s Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Steve Alexander have picked up the rights to make a live-action version of Voltron.
Voltron, is based around a group of five pilots control robot-lions, who defend the planet Arus from villain King Zarkon, who dispatches evil creatures called Robobeats to fight the Voltron robots. Voltron only aired on U.S. TV in 1984 and 1985. The animated series got a “re-boot” in the 1990’s. Also, new editions of the comic were put out by the label Devil’s Due.
Atlas Entertainment acquired rights to the Japanese title from World Events Productions, a St. Louis-based company that has held those rights for more than two decades.
A Voltron movie was in development previously but never got off of the ground.
More on this as it develops.
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