A 'Voltron' Movie Might Be Coming by 2014, Bidding War Underway
Is it finally time for the evil King Zarkon, from planet Doom, to show his face? Vulture is reporting that after years of development mayhem, apparently there is a bidding war currently going on for feature film rights to the classic 80's animated series Voltron. Yea, we've talked about this before and you may remember those totally badass concept art images that hit the web last year (seen above - click here for more). Well, Vulture says that Relativity Media is currently the frontrunner looking to pick up the rights. This was in originally development at Atlas Entertainment, but it looks like World Events Productions is selling the rights again.
As some of you may know, there's a new animated Voltron TV show in the works, and Vulture confirms that it will be called Voltron Force and airs on the Nicktoons channel starting in May. So there will already be plenty of Voltron activity which will definitely interest studios because the fanbase will only grow - and that will definitely help move this along. World Events exec VP Robert Koplar "declined to comment on whether Relativity Media would release the Voltron film itself," but apparently does say the film will be ready to hit theaters in 2013 or 2014. So another 2013 project bringing back a classic franchise to add to the slate - I'm getting woozy thinking about how far out that is! Any fans finally excited to see this come together?