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Source: NY Times
Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Megathrusters are go! Go Voltron Film! That's right, nearly 30 years after it premiered on US televisions, "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" may actually make it's way to the silver screen. A bidding war is currently going on to finance a Transformers-sized blockbuster version of the classic TV cartoon about five robotic lions and their human pilots. Among the groups bidding are Relativity Media ('Battle: LA', 'Cowboys & Aliens') and Atlas Entertainment ('Twelve Monkeys', Superman: Man of Steel').
The film has been tied up in development for decades, due to the fact that 'Voltron' was actually a mix of two entirely separate anime shows, both owned by Japanese company Toei Animation, Co. Ltd. and working out financial compensation for all parties as well as financing the film proved to be difficult. However, World Event (the US studio who made 'Voltron') recently acquired the full rights to the property from Toei, and - after another series of legal snafus - finally worked it all out and have made it clear that they want to bring the show back to American audiences with both a new TV series (to air on Nicktoons this May) and a feature length film.
Atlas Entertainment had already been developing a script for the project from Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer ('Sahara') and the following concept art images were leaked last year by JoBlo.com:
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Now, with the rights finally ironed out and so many companies vying for production rights, it looks like you'll be seeing them "Form Blazing Sword!" in a movie theater near you sometime in late 2013.