New Regency Doing Voltron Film

New Regency is close to a deal with the Mark Gordon Co. to adapt popular 1980s Japanese animated TV series “Voltron: Defender of the Universe” into a live-action film reports Variety.

Justin Marks is penning the script, described as a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico. Five ragtag survivors of an alien attack 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 adapting “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” for Joel Silver at Warner Bros., “Street Fighter” at Fox and the Green Arrow pic “Supermax” for Warners.