Nerdy robot fans and throwback cartoon enthusiasts will most likely soon be rejoicing because we’re really close to getting a Voltron movie. It would be a big screen adaptation of the 1984 TV show Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
According to Vulture, word in the street is that a bidding war has broken out to finance a Transformers-size blockbuster retelling of the legend of the robotic lions and their human pilots. Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media is one of the interested parties trying to sell itself to World Events Productions, the St. Louis–based company behind the original show.
Rumors have long been circulating and while it’s not clear which movie house will be in charge or how close they are to signing any deals, but Robert Koplar, son of the late Ted Koplar (the man who acquired the rights to Voltron from its Japanese creators before he died) noted that development is proceeding swiftly and that the film will likely be ready to hit theaters by 2013 or by 2014 at the latest — just in time for its 30th birthday. [Vulture]