We recently heard that Relativity picked up Voltron to make a low budget film version, around the same budget that Zach Snyders 300 had. Read that article HERE. They also said a director would be named soon and here he is...
Did someone just pull the e-break of a car going about 88 miles per hour because who the hell is that?!
Well here is a little Bio for the guy Directing a movie that has a lot of fanboys behind it so lets hope this guy is the right man for the job.
Max Makowski was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but has lived all over the world in countries such as England, the Philippines, Peru, Bahrain, the U.S.A, Germany, Cuba, and Hong Kong where he became a director, producer, writer, editor, and cameraman for Salon Films as well as CNBC and NBC Asia - where he also produced the TODAY SHOW for the Asian market. Max's credits include the movies The Pigeon Egg Strategy (premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1998), One Last Dance (premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and went on to Cannes), and television series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (2003) and The Agency (2005). He is also working on writing and directing a Universal film based on the Japanese movie Shinobi, a Studio Canal film based on Le Professionnel, and he has rewritten the screenplay for the bigscreen version of Hawaii Five-O. Max also will direct the bigscreen adaptation of the 1970s TV series Kung Fu which revolved around a Shaolin monk forced to flee to the Wild West, where he used his martial arts skills to fend off various evildoers.
Holy Shit! How the hell did this guy who worked on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy get to direct this Sci-Fi epic story? I am a little Confused. The guy must be excited as hell he is getting to make this movie, and I am happy for him that he is getting his shot at the big time. But damn-it-to-hell if he fracks this up, me and hundreds of thousands of fans are going to be really pissed off.
This is a huge movie! One I have been waiting to see made for a long ass time. I hope it gets done right. With the right story a good script and a visionary director you can't miss. The thing is does the Voltron production have all those attributes. Only time will tell.
There is no way it can be any worse than Transformers or the upcoming G.I. Joe movie. What do you think?