Comic-Con News—At the Voltron panel Executive Producer of World Events Productions Bob Koplar announced that WEP had signed a deal with Relativity Media to create a live-action Voltron film. The movie will be based on the 1984 cult-classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe animated series, which itself was crafted out of two anime series, Beast King Go-Lion, and Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV. Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer are writing the screenplay.
Relativity Media is a very active independent motion picture production and investment company, which began in 2005 has been involved in the production of a large number of movies including 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Hancock (2008), Zombieland (2009), The Social Network (2010), and Cowboys & Aliens (2011).
Currently the Voltron property is undergoing a major revival. The new Voltron Force cartoon series is running on Nickelodeon. Dynamite’s ongoing Voltron comic will debut before the end of the year, and Mattel is preparing to launch a new line of Voltron Force figures, which can be combined into a giant Voltron figure that will be 23 inches high.