The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Biz Blog is reporting the live-action Voltron movie which has failed to get off the ground for several years might be back on the tracks.
Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Steve Alexander of Atlas Entertainment, the producing trio behind The International and Get Smart, have acquired the rights to the project with the full intent of moving it towards production. They’ve brought on board Wanted producer Jason Netter and Ted Koplar to help produce Voltron.
Voltron aired in the US as a cartoon in 1984 and 1985 but never fully reached its potential and was cancelled. Since then, the story about five robotic lions with human pilots who combine to form a massive robot has become a part of pop culture and maintained a strong following.
There’s no word on whether the Justin Marks Voltron script floating around will be used for the film or if a completely new premise will exist. The Marks script ties Voltron into our own world which has turned into a wasteland.
No studio is yet attached to Voltron though Atlas has a general film deal with Warner. Considering the success of both Transformers films, Atlas will be pushing hard to secure financing and make Voltron become a reality.