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Voltron Gets A Director
It’s a robot with a lion for a fist…

29 August 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  |  Source: SlashFilm

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There’s very little we can tell you about Max Makowski (apart from the fact that he's got a rather cool private eye-ish name) but he’s the man tapped to direct the long-gestating Voltron movie.

What-tron? Well, we’re not sure either but according to the (ahem!) journalistic resource that is Wikipedia, it’s a big-screen adaptation of an 80s Japanese cartoon series about a bunch of robot lions that combine to make an even bigger robot - with a lion’s mouth for a fist - and fight all sorts of evil and stuff.

Sounds a bit mental if you ask us, but in the wake of Transformers’ huge success there’s certainly an audience for heavy metal mayhem and production company Relativity is going ahead with plans to make a movie with a “more moderate budget, utilizing the type of cost-effective technology employed in films including 300.”

Makowski, who helmed the little seen Harvey Keitel flick One Last Dance and is attached to the mooted revamp of 70s TV show Kung Fu, has yet to release any cast, plot or release date details yet but the idea of a metal mash-up done on the cheap has piqued our B-movie-loving interest.
 
We’ll give you more info as we get it.

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I used to love it when i was kid!!!!
Hello Empire, they used to show this cartoon in Italy when i was a kid, i used to have all the action figures of the lions of different colours and they connected to make the robot, i used to love it!!! Only if i remember right i think that in Italy it was called "Vultus 5" and not Voltron. I thought it was known in Great Britain too but as it appears no one has heard about it. With the visual effects of today's age i'm shure it will be a very spectacular movie like Transformers More

Posted by Tinman84 at 00:04 on 01 September 2008 | Report This Post

MAKOWSKI!!!!!
YOU'RE A MAVERICK MAKOWSKI!! YOU THINK YOU'RE ABOVE THE LAW!! YOU DON'T DO THINGS BY THE BOOK!!! BUT GODDAMMIT YOU GET RESULTS, GOOD JOB MAX, YOU'RE THE BEST COP IN THIS PRECINCT. ...and robot lions sound cool. More

Posted by chompem at 18:11 on 30 August 2008 | Report This Post

If it lives up to this script review
Check out this script review for the Voltron movie on the link below:- http://www.latinoreview.com/script-reviews/6 5 More

Posted by Johnh1978 at 13:52 on 30 August 2008 | Report This Post

Super Bad Ass
For a minute there I got really excited. Thought maybe someone was making a bizarre spin-off of the simply outstanding Hot Rod featuring Dave on acid. "Why'd you call yourself Voltron?" "I don't know, maybe cause it's super bad ass." More

Posted by muchobenny at 19:50 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

I'm sure I had a toy of this when I was a kid. More

Posted by Adrian at 16:19 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

Somebody took a dump…
…and out came: Voltron. More

Posted by RoboMan24 at 15:12 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Voltron!
So Transformers gets Michael Bay, Voltron gets.....who?? More

Posted by hobx at 14:43 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Voltron!
L: The_Hat Coming straight to a DVD near you! oming to the cover of Empire soon! More

Posted by Rumbaabaa at 14:40 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: So...
It's basically what Power ranges ripped off but it was a cartoon and less of the non robot fighting More

Posted by bronco3114 at 14:32 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

Wow, making movies must be cheap right now, with all these bad ideas going into production lately. More

Posted by Bluehawk at 13:59 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

So...
...it's like Power Rangers then? More

Posted by jpt1976 at 13:33 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

Voltron gets served
the Robot Chicken take on Voltron.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubz3OV831_g More

Posted by dgworks at 13:27 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

Yes!
I remember pestering my mum to buy me this toy years ago and remember watching the cartoon on cable TV.... also many years ago!! lol Could be very awesome..... or possibly very gash though!!! I think that there was actually a team of people that sat and operated the robots..... I think! More

Posted by dougall78 at 13:16 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

It’s a robot with a lion for a fist… I'm in. More

Posted by SolarDave at 13:07 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

sounds a bit cheesy More

Posted by IsabelB at 11:38 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm...
Sounds like if the Power Ranger's robots deserted them and went off on their own... and were all Lion robots of course, rather than sabre tooth tigers, dinosaurs etc... Sounds alright tho, i'll keep me eye on this one... More

Posted by warrenpeace at 11:05 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

Voltron!
Coming straight to a DVD near you! More

Posted by The_Hat at 11:01 on 29 August 2008 | Report This Post

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