Voltron Live Action Movie Announced!

From www.voltron.com:

 As announced by WEP VP Bob Koplar at the Voltron San Diego Comic Con Panel, Relativity Media (The Fighter, Immortals) have optioned the feature film rights to the classic animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe. The production will be led by producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle of Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel) and producer Jason Netter (Wanted). While no release date has been given at this time, screenwriters Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Conan the Barbian, Sahara) are penning the screenplay.

 “For nearly three decades, Voltron has captured the minds of a nostalgically loyal and rabid fan base and has long been considered a hotly-pursued project. We are beyond excited World Events Productions and Atlas Entertainment have placed their trust and faith in Relativity to bring this coveted property to the big screen, and usher in a new generation of devoted fans,” Relativity Media president of worldwide production Tucker Tooley said in announcing the project.