Are huge robot movies this week’s flavor in
Longtime producer Mark Gordon (Speed, Saving Private Ryan) is piecing together the giant mechanical defender Voltron for a big-budget feature film (which I assume will be live-action), along with co-pilots Pharrell Williams (part of musicians/producers The Neptunes/N.E.R.D.), World Events Productions and producers Mark Costa and Ford Oelman.
Originally Voltron was a legendary defense system discovered by space explorers. It consisted of five massive color-coded lion robots that assembled into a gargantuan sword-swinging mega-robot to battle Zarkon and his evil forces. Which I hope only superficially sounds just like Power Rangers.
In addition to a popular toy line spawned from the hit cartoon in the 80s, Voltron was more recently resurrected with a CG animated series and a comic book to capitalize on the weird 80s nostalgia. As a kid I was always more of a fan of Force Five (a different show every day! Danguard Ace! Grandizer! Spaceketeers! Two others!) and The Mighty Orbots, but only about eight other people seem to remember those shows.