Live-Action Voltron Movie in The Works at Universal
Following in the colossal footsteps of franchises like Transformers, Power Rangers, and Pacific Rim, Universal Pictures has set their sights on bringing a live action version of the classic 8o’s cartoon series Voltron to the big screen. It looks like the Hollywood trend of capitalising on the nostalgia of the 1980’s and 90’s is still in full effect. The announcement comes on the heels of the success of Netflix’s animated reboot of the franchise, Voltron: Legendary Defender that was released earlier this year.
The Netflix show that has been greenlit for a second season appears to have renewed the interest of older fans as well as garner the attention of a new younger audience. The studio recently acquired the live-action rights to the iconic robot along with several other properties through a deal with Dreamworks Animation. Reports claim that the film was already in the beginning stages of development before the deal, with Animation Factory boss Jeffrey Katzenberg overseeing the project.
It’s also being reported that the project already has found its writer with David Hayter working on the script. Hayter has written for films such as the first two X-Men movies and The Chronicles of Riddick. He is also famous in the world of voice acting for his role as Solid Snake in Konami’s Metal Gear Solid video game franchise. Little else is known about the project and like we mentioned it’s in the infant stages of development so a lot can happenbetween now and the time we get to see the giant astronaut piloted Voltron on the big screen. We’ll keep you updated on any movement on the project.
Are you eager to see the live-action debut of this nostalgic 80’s icon and if so who’s your dream director for the project? Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments below and as always keep a tab open on Don’t Feed The Gamers for all the video game news and more that you need to know.
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