Voltron Is Back & Bigger Than Ever

By Garth Franklin Tuesday July 26th 2005 03:45PM

""Voltron: Defender of the Universe" is coming to the big screen according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Veteran producer Mark Gordon has teamed with music producer Pharrell Williams, World Events Prods. and producers Mark Costa and Ford Oelman to make a big-budget feature of the 1980s giant robot kids TV series and toy sensation. The World Events "Voltron" animated TV series debuted in 1984, about at the same time as Hasbro's Transformers toy line, igniting a morphing robot phenomenon.

The story being developed will be based on the 1980s series about five maverick explorer-pilots who must travel to the planet Arus to learn how to operate Voltron, a giant mechanical warrior formed by five smaller robots.

Thanks to 'Roberta'.