A bidding war for Rawson Marshall Thurber’s “VOLTRON” has begun
Rawson Marshall Thurber, director of Netflix’s biggest hit red noticeis attached to a Voltron film he will direct and co-write. The film will also be written by Ellen Shanman. The package has been available for about two weeks. Warner Bros., Universal and Amazon are among the studios interested in distributing the film. However, Netflix is not in the running according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Voltron will be produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman. Bob Koplar, CEO of World Events Production will also produce. WEP controls the Voltron goods. Apparently, a deal could come in this weekend, with no idea which studio will land the film.
Voltron was introduced in the United States in the 80s. It is based on the Japanese science fiction series GoLion Beast King and Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV. A little like Power Rangers, the show was slightly edited and dubbed for its American audience. World Events did it first with Voltron so what Power Rangers with Saban and Fox. The series is considered a cult hit and dominated the airwaves for years. It was rebooted twice for NickToons in 2011 and then Netflix in 2016.
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There have been several attempts to launch a film for Voltron. In the early and mid-2000s, Pharrell Williams and Mark Gordon took a shot with New Regency. Then Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer took a shot at Relativity Media. Obviously, neither took off. Universal’s Dreamworks animation studio even attempted to launch an animated film.
Thurber, who has done most of his work with Dwayne Johnson, may not make it his next project. After a string of Johnson hits like red notice, Skyscraperand central intelligence, Thurber will then shoot back-to-back sequels for red notice. Voltron is on his to-do list as the search for a studio continues.
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