Tuesday, August 14, 2007
A lot of people have been speculating that 1-18-08 is a new Voltron movie. I wonder if this news will put an end to the speculation or add fuel to the fire?? VOLTRON is moving forward with producer Mark Gordon and New Regency SOURCE VARIETY New Regency is ready to assemble its own giant robot movie. The 20th Century Fox-based production entity has partnered with the Mark Gordon Co. to adapt "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" into a possible franchise. Producer Mark Gordon has been developing the pic, based on the popular 1980s Japanese animated TV series, comicbooks and toy line, for some time with Justin Marks penning the script. But interest in the property hit a high after "Transformers" turned into a box office juggernaut, raking in nearly $300 million to date. Marks' take is described as a post-apocalyptic tale of survival set in New York City and Mexico. In the animated series, five Galaxy Alliance pilots control vehicles shaped like lions that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron robot in order to battle an evil menace. Gordon is producing with Lawrence Inglee and Jordan Wynn shepherding the project at the Mark Gordon Co. Mark Costa and Ford Oelman are executive producers. Marks has become a go-to guy in Hollywood for comicbook, videogame and toy based adaptations. He is adapting "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" for Joel Silver at Warner Bros., as well as the Green Arrow pic "Supermax," also at the studio. Marks also has "Street Fighter" in the works at Hyde Park and Fox.