Relativity Media Options for Voltron Movie Rights

A live-action adaptation of 1984 animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe is slated to hit the big screen. Relativity Media announced that the studio has optioned the feature film rights for Voltron from World Event Productions. The project was brought to Relativity through its deal with Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, whose company will shepherd the project.

The live-action film will be produced by Roven (The Dark Knight) and Suckle (The International), along with Kickstart Entertainment’s Jason Netter (Wanted). World Events Productions’ Ted Koplar (Voltron Force) will executive produce. The script is being penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly (Conan the Barbarian) and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara). World Events Productions was represented in the deal by UTA.

Voltron: A Colossal Blast from the Past

The 80s are back. On August 16, Classic Media, in collaboration with World Events Productions (WEP), will release the DVD Voltron: The Legend Begins, containing all original seven episodes of the classic 80s animated series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe. This release is just in time to develop a fan base for the debut of Voltron Force, which will debut on Nicktoons later this year.

Voltron: The Legend Begins follows a team of space explorers who try to find keys to unlock five mythical robot lions on the plant of Arus in order to defeat the giant Robeast monsters, created by an evil witch Haggar, who are destroying the planet. If the team finds all the lions, they will combine together to form the robot Voltron: Defender of the Universe, who is the only hope in defeating Haggar and King Zarkon.

The 180-minute DVD also contains plenty of bonus features that takes a look into what made the original series so successful.