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]