August 29, 2008

Voltron has a Director!

/Film is reporting that a live action version of Voltron has a director. His name is Max Makoswki and he will be helming the project for Relativity, which acquired the project from 20th Century Fox.

This is pretty intriguing news as the film, a potential blockbuster beginning to a franchise, is being handed over to an unknown quantity in Makowski. Frankly, I've never heard of the guy. Taking a quick look at his IMDB entry and I find he is currently working on a big screen update of the David Carradine series Kung Fu and is writing a movie of Hawaii Five-O. Still unsure, but willing to give him a chance, I mean Zack Snyder came out of nowhere and look what he acheived with 300.

It is being said that the film will have a moderate budget and be shot using technology similar to what was used for 300, which should help it stand apart from tha other big robot series, you know, the one with transforming cars. As for the story, it is set on Earth and focuses on five survivors of an alien invasion who come to pilot the lion shaped robots in a battle to protect the Earth.

I had hoped it would be on an alien world as the series is, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little excited for this.


Post a Comment