In Voltron: Defender of the Universe, an elite battle force defends the fate of mankind in the spectacular action adventure. Five young warriors are responsible for the future of the galaxy when they become pilots of a battalion of ultra-high-tech Robot Lions, powerful vessels with the ability to join together to form a fearsome mega-weapon known as Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
The original series, based on the Japanese anime properties Beast King GoLion and Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV, aired in the United States for two years and has been described as an "international pop-culture hit" that has garnered a large following over the last 25 years. In recent years, the Voltron: Defender of the Universe property has sold over 300,000 DVDs, established numerous apparel and consumer product deals and has spawned a highly-successful TV series, Voltron Force, which became Nicktoon's highest-rated debut ever on June 16, 2011. Voltron will be making its first-ever panel debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday, July 21 where they will feature a presentation of all-new and classic Voltron content.
The live-action film will be produced by Atlas Entertainment's 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. The script is being penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly (Conan the Barbarian) and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara).
Roven, co-founder, Atlas Entertainment said...
Suckle, producer, Atlas Entertainment added, "I know there's been a lot of rumors and speculation about this movie, so it's great to finally confirm to all the Voltron fans everywhere that we're coming for them."
Voltron: Defender of the Universe is in development .