Live-Action Voltron to Get the "Frank Miller Treatment"

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Click to viewRumors have been flying for months about the live-action remake of 1980s giant robot series Voltron. But now it looks like we're close to achieving liftoff, with new financial backers who say they want to do the five-robots-make-one-giant robot effects using the B-tech CGI that made 300 look so sweet. But can those effects make giant morphing robots look good? Even with a zillion dollar budget, the morphing robots in Transformers looked kind of lame, so I don't have high hopes for a low-budget version. But Voltron's new production company, Relativity, has also worked on 3:10 to Yuma, which is a good sign. The movie was written by Justin Marks, who has also worked on the as-yet-unreleased movie versions of He-Man and Green Arrow. According to Variety: Marks' take is described as a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico, where five survivors of an alien attack band together and end up piloting the five lion-shaped robots that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron that helps battle Earth's invaders. I love me some Voltron, but I'm starting to get a little tired of this whole post-apocalyptic New York thing. Can't we set it in New Mexico or something? That's where aliens always attack. Voltron Facing a Relativity Reboot [Variety]


Josh Wimmer

@brainwav: I'd never read about GoLion before! And Wikipedia says you're right. And this is grand:

"Years ago, GoLion was once an arrogant robot who, after defeating several beastmen, tried to challenge a goddess to battle, but failed. To teach him humility, the goddess separated him into five pieces in form of five lion robots that sailed through space and crashed landed on Altea to lay in wait for those who would one day reawaken him to fight evil once again."

I've been waiting for answers to those questions since I was ten. And now I have more questions.