Last year the talk of a Voltron movie had begun after Relativity picked up the rights to the property, but it's been awhile since we have actually heard anything on it. Last we heard a director was announced for the project and his name was Max Makowski, who had never directed a feature before. It looks like there have been some pretty big changes recently, and that all of the old news on the Voltron movie is now kind of meaningless. Atlas Entertainment is now on board to bring the Voltron movie to life. Producers Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Steve Alexander, who are behind films such as Get Smart, The International, and The Dark Knight, have acquired the live-action rights to the popular 80's animated TV series. I'm not a big fan of Get Smart or The International, but just because they made a couple bad movies doesn't mean the movie will suck. Right?
It seems Atals was able to pick up the rights because the option Relativity Media held with the owner of the property, World Events, expired. They should've got on the ball quicker. So they lose and Atlas wins. This kinda sucks because Mark Gordon was the producer developing the project. He had worked on films like The Patriot and Saving Private Ryan. He brought in screenwriter Justin Marks to write the script, which centered on an alien invasion in an apocalyptic North America. So they put a lot of work into a project that will never see the light of day. It's in new hands now, and it should be interesting to see what their vision of Voltron is.
I just hope they don't follow Michael Bay's lead with Transformers, and turn it into a special effects extravaganza with bad acting, no story, and terrible dialogue. There is obviously a huge market out there for Voltron, and it has the potential to make a hell of a lot of money. Hopefully they surprise the hell out of all of us and make an incredible Voltron film.