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Voltron film hits the big screen

Voltron is the latest boy-skewing television series to get the blockbuster film treatment. Relativity Media has optioned the feature film rights for Voltron and will adapt a live-action big screen version from the 1984 classic series.
July 22, 2011

Voltron is the latest boy-skewing television series to get the blockbuster film treatment.

Relativity Media has optioned the feature film rights for Voltron from World Events Productions and will adapt a live-action big screen version from the 1984 classic series Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

The live-action film will be produced by Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) and Richard Suckle (The International), along with Kickstart Entertainment’s Jason Netter (Wanted). World Events Productions’ Ted Koplar (Voltron Force) will executive produce.

In Voltron, five young warriors are responsible for the future of the galaxy when they become pilots of a battalion of ultra-high-tech Robot Lions. The original series, based on the Japanese anime properties Beast King GoLion and Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV, aired in the US for two years in the 1980s. An updated version, Voltron Force, debuted last month on NickToons.

The revamped Voltron property is making its debut at Comic-Con International, which is currently underway in San Diego.

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