Japanese anime classic “Voltron: Defender of the Universe” is currently caught in a major legal tussle according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Indie producers James Young, Ford Oelman and Mark Costa of Animus Films and NHO Entertainment are alleging that current TV rights holder World Events and Kickstart Prods. negotiated illegally with other producers during a supposed exclusive period.
The suit is for breach of contract, fraud and interference with their contractual relations and seeks multiple forms of damages.
A spokesman for World Events and Kickstart however have dismissed the claim as “without merit”, saying that the suit will “not in any way encumber the film or any other Voltron project”. The plaintiffs are for the film as well, Young saying “We want the movie to get made. We just want to make sure we’re involved in some way and are compensated.”