Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by RolandofGilead, Sep 13, 2006.
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Found this on the JCC: [link=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117970000.html?categoryid=13&cs=1]Live - action Voltron movie a go![/link]
Great news! Now if they'd only take set the movie on Arus instead of Earth.
Yeah, I'd really hate to see a departure from the original story line.
But however, I <3 Voltron, one of my favorite cartoons ever. Glad to see it's getting recognition in the movie world!
Oddly enough, unlike Transformers, Voltron really was more about the robots fighting than it was about character or setting, even though there was some fun stuff done in those areas too, so the change of location doesn't bother me much. I just hope they still have Prince Lotor as the villian- him and Sven were the only ones that ever had much of an interesting story arc.
Well, Fox better not screw this up! They've already killed the Fantastic four, Daredevil and X-men films.
For some reason I preferred Voltron to Transformers when I was younger. Still remember my christmas present in 1984 when I was 6, got the complete lion set. Still watched them both, actually I think the lineup was Voltron, Transformers and then GI:Joe. That was a great time to be a kid.
One more thing, I hope they have music from the show in the film, at least when they form Voltron.
I get the feeling some of you might want to try to find "Voltron: Hell Bent For Leather" by ****sureishimasu productions. THey took the 2-parter story from the Lions series and redubbed it to humorous effect.
"Sensors are picking up something entering the atmosphere."
"It's a robeast."
"How do you know?"
"It's thursday. It's a robeast. There's always a robeast on Thursday."
"This is no ordinary robeast. THis one has a lower-division English professor at the controls!"
"Form Feet and Legs. Form arms and... Ah F___-it, you know the rest."
"Insert key. Interlocks connected. Dynotherms are go. Look at my crotch."
"Good old blazing sword. Works everytime."
"Why didn't we use that in the first place?"
"Because we're stupid, princess. It was like we were deliberately trying to pad the fight."
Lots of geek references to Elrik, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and other sci-fi.
These people are also responsible for "The Jion Years" and "Robotech III: not necessarily the sentinels" which was dedicated to the still-born brain child of Carl Macek, "Robotech: The Sentinels" and all the fans who used to remember once liking the perversion of Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada.
I was going to say the same thing!
According to the front page at the [link=http://www.voltron.com]Official Voltron Site[/link], Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch, Daywatch), whose latest film Wanted opens this weekend, is apparently in talks to helm the forthcoming live-action Voltron movie; other news sites are confirming this, as well.
Wonder how he's gonna fit this one around Twilightwatch? Guess this means we'll be seeing Morgan Freeman playing Coran, then?
I wish progress on this was going faster. At this speed we're likely to see Transformers 3 before it comes out.
I will. I wasn't aware that original version of the Power Rangers started in the 70's.
Side-note-ish related, but the first Vehicle Voltron DVD collection [link=http://animeondvd.com/aodvb/showthread.php?t=82941]is due out on 9/30[/link] (S.R.P. $34.99, with the first 18 episodes, and two more collections to follow).
Collector's tin artwork also up ("Air Team"-themed):
I have been awaiting this release for years. If you like Lion Voltron over Vehicle Voltron, you deserve unexpected midnight prison man-love. My third-grader self agrees with this.
...Alright, so maybe I kid. I totally dig me some Lion Voltron, too. But at long last, for the first time in decades, the Lion Force is about to find itself with distinguished competition on the store shelves from Jeff and the rest.
I hear you. I haven't seen this series since I was a kid on it's original run, and have been seriously jonesing to see it again. While Lion Voltron was great, some part of me remembers liking this one at least equally.. maybe even more.