Nostalgia is something that many cherish whether it comes in the form of a favorite piece of music, a hang-out spot, or even a beloved tv show. Well, it just so happens that one childhood property is returning to reignite that excitement that many experienced at a young age. According to Deadline.com and a number of other sources, Universal studios has announced plans for a live action Voltron Force movie. As of right now, it's been confirmed that one of the "Watchmen" screenwriters is currently penning the first draft of the script. Given the nature of the Watchmen movie and the material it dealt with, fans can expect to see a slightly darker adaptation when they meet the Defender of the Universe on the silver screen. How closely the feature film will resemble the original cartoon remains unclear at this time.
For the longest period, many fans wondered if there would ever be a Voltron live action movie. Originally, there was a producer who desperately wanted to bring the Defender of the universe to the big screen, but there were a number of legal issues and rights issues that delayed the production and ultimately the film never saw the light of day. At one point, Relativity studios had acquired the Voltron force film rights. But when the studio went bankrupt, they lost the rights and a bidding war erupted over who would claim the property that could launch a very lucrative franchise and a new cinematic universe to compete on the world stage at the box office.
The news of a Voltron movie comes at an interesting time when franchises centered around giant robots and the individuals that pilot them are raking in the dough at the box office. As is usual when something like this gets announced, there is the concern that the studio could mishandle the property and try to turn it into something that it's not. Voltron means alot to many different people and handling it with care should be the first priority of the studio if they want a franchise-starter and not a franchise-killer. For now, Voltron fans can only hope that those involved with the project will do right by the property. More information will be brought to you about the Voltron feature film as soon as it becomes available. Stay tuned.