The phrase ā€œlive-action Voltron movieā€ is one of those mythic internet movie stories. Every few years, it pops up, looks around, and goes back into its hole. Well, hereā€™s its latest appearance.

Deadline reports when Universal Pictures bought DreamWorks Animation for almost $4 billion earlier this year, one of the projects it inherited was an in-development, live-action Voltron movie. Why would that be part of a DreamWorks Animation deal? Because thatā€™s the team behind Voltron: Legendary Defender on Netflix, which recently announced a second season.

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Well, turns out Universal is now considering the project, which either is being, or has already been, written by David Hayter, who wrote Bryan Singerā€™s X-Men and Zack Snyderā€™s Watchmen. Whether or not that means the movie gets made is unclear at this point. But itā€™s something thatā€™s currently more alive than it was a few short months ago.

[Deadline]