Relativity Media to Produce Live-Action ‘Voltron’

Posted: July 26, 2011 in Art, Cartoons, Comic Shops, Comics, Entertainment, Kids, Movies, Nerd, News, Pop Culture, Scifi, Superhero

Comic-Con News—At the Voltron panel Executive Producer of World Events Productions Bob Koplar announced that WEP had signed a deal with Relativity Media to create a live-action Voltron film.  The movie will be based on the 1984 cult-classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe animated series, which itself was crafted out of two anime series, Beast King Go-Lion, andKikou Kantai Dairugger XV.  Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer are writing the screenplay.
Relativity Media is a very active independent motion picture production and investment company, which began in 2005 has been involved in the production of a large number of movies including 3:10 to Yuma (2007),Hancock (2008), Zombieland (2009), The Social Network (2010), andCowboys & Aliens (2011).
Currently the Voltron property is undergoing a major revival. The newVoltron Force cartoon series is running on Nickelodeon.  Dynamite’s ongoingVoltron comic will debut before the end of the year, and Mattel is preparing to launch a new line of Voltron Force figures, which can be combined into a giant Voltron figure that will be 23 inches high.

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