Universal Pictures is developing a live-action film adaptation of the hit animated series “Voltron” with “Watchmen” screenwriter David Hayer to script.
Based on two Japanese anime properties merged into one, the original “Voltron” series aired in the United States from 1984-1985 and became a pop culture phenomena in its own right.
The story follows five young pilots that control giant Lion robots that form into the titular warrior and do battle across the planet Arus. A previous attempt at a film adaptation took place in 2005 with a script by Justin Marks (“The Jungle Book”).
Tom Engelman (“The Chronicles of Riddick,” “The Lone Ranger”) will produce. Currently, the animated “Voltron Legendary Defender” is available on Netflix with a second season set to premiere January 20th.