First Look: Epic Concept Art for a Live-Action 'Voltron' Movie!
The last we heard of a Voltron movie was over a year ago, in July of '09, when it was revealed that Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment had acquired the rights and was developing a live-action take on the animated TV series. We haven't heard a single word about it since, but out of nowhere JoBlo landed some very badass concept art that is supposedly part of Atlas' pitch for the project which they are taking around Hollywood to sell. We don't know who's responsible for this gorgeous artwork, but word is Atlas got screenwriters Thomas Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara, Conan, Doctor Strange) to pen the script. You've got to see this!
Click on either of the concept art images to see them much bigger over on JoBlo. Talk about badass - yea?
Voltron, an animated TV series from the '80s that has retained a loyal fan following even today, is about a band of five robot-lions that combine to form one super lion. A group of five pilots control the lions, which are charged with defending the planet Arus from villain "King Zarkon", who dispatches evil creatures called Robobeats to fight the Voltron robots. The obvious comparison here is Transformers, so it looks like Atlas is trying to spin off of the success of that franchise (which is going to have its trilogy completed by next year), but is this going to work just as well? I've got to say, this stuff is badass, I just hope they get someone with a little more restraint than Michael Bay to direct this Voltron project when/if it ever gets made. Thoughts?