With the success of Transformers, you know other toylines from the 80s would be making it to the screen. Next up is Voltron: Defender of the Universe being adapted by Mark Gordon Co. Variety is reporting 20th Century Fox’s New Regency brand is close to signing a deal to get the giant robot off the drawing board and into theaters.
Marks’ take is described as a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico. Five ragtag survivors of an alien attack band together and end up piloting the five lion-shaped robots that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron that helps battle Earth’s invaders.
Justin Marks, who will be writing the script, is also adapting He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and the Supermax Green Arrow film. Marks is also working on a Street Fighter movie as well.
Variety says Marks is the go-to guy in Hollywood for comicbook, videogame and toy-based adaptations, yet he’s working on He-Man, Voltron, and Street Fighter movies.