A competition for the live-action adaptation of an anime has flared up in Hollywood, which will deliver plenty of blockbuster potential: Rawson Marshall Thurber , who directed the most successful Netflix film of all time with “Red Notice”, is said to be the director and co-author of a “ Voltron ” implement movie.
Several Hollywood studios are now bidding on who gets the distribution rights to the potential robo-blockbuster. According to the Hollywood Reporter , three real giants are interested in “Voltron” with Warner Bros., Universal and Amazon, as well as three to four other unnamed studios.
This is Voltron
What we ran on TV in the USA and Germany as “Voltron” or ” Voltron: Defender of the Universe ” is actually a compilation of two different anime series, namely “Beast King GoLion” and “Armored Fleet Dairugger XV”, which were produced by the Japanese studio Tōei Animation in the early 1980s.
However, “Voltron” itself was implemented by the American company World Events Productions, which re-edited the original anime and changed dialogues and names. In Germany, RTL 2 first showed “Voltron” in 1995 on German television.
Season 1 is called “Lion Force Voltron” and is about five young space travelers who are sent to the planet Arus to protect it from the tyrant Zarkon. To do this, however, they first have to activate five lion robots, which can be combined to form the mighty metal colossus Voltron. The transformation of the five individual parts into a giant robot is probably the best-known scene in anime and has often been parodied , most recently in “Rick & Morty” (Season 5, Episode 7).
Season 2 is called “Vehicle Force Voltron” and in it the entire Galactic Federation is in danger. Three teams of five people are now sent to collect the total of 15 parts of another Voltron.
Also in 2016, the reboot of Voltron: Legendary Defender launched on Netflix . But although the streaming provider already has the brand in its portfolio with this reboot and the “Red Notice” maker is behind the live-action adaptation, Netflix has not yet shown any interest in the planned film adaptation, according to the Hollywood Reporter .
The “Voltron” film is still in the early stages and it will be some time before it actually ends up in cinemas or maybe even exclusively on Amazon Prime Video . Rawson Marshall Thurber will also be busy directing not one but two Red Notice sequels for Netflix over the next few years:
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