New Regency has put the feature film adaptation of classic 80’s Japanese anime “Voltron: Defender of the Universe” into turnaround and Relativity Media is already in negotiations to pick up the property reports the trades.
Justin Marks, the young scribe behind the upcoming Green Arrow film “Super Max” and the new film version of “He-Man”, penned the script described as “a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico, where five 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.”
The script scored rave reviews from several major online sites. Yet Regency was never able to fully complete negotiations with the original rights holders – stalling development on the film.
The new version at Relativity plans to shoot the film on a more moderate budget using cost-effective “300”-style filming techniques. A director is expected to be assigned to the property within the next week.