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08.18.08 35 Comments

Today I have the good fortune of bringing you the news we’ve all been waiting for: the Voltron movie is back on.

Relativity Media is in negotiations to back the property, though on a more moderate budget, utilizing the type of cost-effective technology employed in films including "300."

He-Man scribe Justin Marks penned the screenplay which is being described as “a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico” which follows “five ragtag survivors of an alien attack [who] band together and end up piloting the five lion-shaped robots that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron that helps battle Earth’s invaders.” Marks is also working on the Green Arrow prison break film SuperMax and a new Street Fighter spin-off. LatinoReview called the script “a fucking masterpiece” and CinemaBlend called it “a well put together, well intentioned, incredibly faithful Voltron script using modern sensibilities.” [/Film]

It’s a relief to hear that the adaptation will be faithful to the original.  I mean, at its heart, this is a simple story about alien-fighting cat-shaped robots who combine into a gigantic samurai.  Taking creative liberties with a story like that would just be fucking absurd.

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