Thursday, July 21, 2011

And I'll form the head!!

Assuming you didn't giggle like a little schoolgirl at the title of this post, you can probably guess that this one's all about the coolest cat(s) to ever defend the universe ... none other than the Voltron Force.  Just in time for Comic-Con, word has come out that the studio behind Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens flicks has optioned the feature film rights for Voltron from World Event Productions, with plans to develop the property into a new live-action project headed for the big screen.

According to today's announcement from Relativity Media’s President of Worldwide Production, Tucker Tooley, 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, with a script penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly (Conan the Barbarian) and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara).
“For nearly three decades, Voltron has captured the minds of a nostalgically loyal and rabid fan base and has long been considered a hotly-pursued project. We are beyond excited World Event Productions and Atlas Entertainment have placed their trust and faith in Relativity to bring this coveted property to the big screen, and usher in a new generation of devoted fans.” - Tucker Tooley, President of Worldwide Production at Relativity Media
“It’s incredibly gratifying to officially announce the development of the live-action Voltron movie this week, given its recent resurgence and the start of Comic-Con." - Roven, Co-Founder, Atlas Entertainment
"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." - Richard Suckle, Producer at Atlas Entertainment
So, now that we know a Voltron live-action flick is FINALLY officially in the works, let's hear who YOU think the studio should like at in terms of casting?  Anyone you think would be perfect at Keith, Allura, Lance, Zarkon, Lotar, or Haggar?  Sound off and toss out your Voltron suggestions.

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