Voltron Movie Concept Artwork Looks Transformer-esque


Here’s your first look at some concept artwork from the upcoming (if it ever gets made, that is) “Voltron” movie that the boys and girls at Atlas Entertainment are currently working on. According to Joblo, who nabbed the shots, Atlas has just hired the screenwriting tandem of Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to work on a script for the movie, and previous reports have the company dumping the Justin Marks’ post-apocalyptic “Voltron” script that had gotten some high marks (ahem) from fanboys who have read it.

(Then again, this is the same Justin Marks who wrote “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li”, so I can’t fathom how his “Voltron” could have been all that good if that steaming pile of “Chun Li” was all he could manage.)

Anyways, here are the concept artwork. What do you think? Do Optimus Prime and the boys have anything to fear? It certainly looks action-tastic, but definitely not post-apocalyptic, as Lady Liberty looks to still be in one piece in one shot…

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Aw man!!! That looks awesome. I like the sleeker look of the Lions and Voltron. Mark’s Script was pretty badass. I think his script for Chun-Li was probably better too, but then the studio just crapped on it and did what they want. I could be wrong. But the thing is that both his Voltron and his He-Man scripts were awesome. I think Hollywood just chose the easier of the the three scripts to make and we got the crap end of the deal. Voltron and He-Man both woulda cost BIG BUCKS to make so I guess I get testing the cheap script but damn!

    • ULIK

      That’s what happens when you work with Fox studios. Unless your James Cameron,they will crap all over your precious work so that their suits can get most of the credit. They need to stay far away from Fox if they really want to make an epic and TRUE Voltron movie

  • Davdude12

    It looks a little bit more ‘organic’ than I had imagined it, but I think it’ll be cool. I probably am one of the few that liked Michael Bay’s take on the transformers, and made them realistic (seriously, would we want to see a bunch of transforming square shapes like how they looked in the animated show on a live action movie?) That enemy crawler thing looks pretty cool.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I like what bay did lookwise for the franchise, but not so much storywise. Especially “Revenge of The Fallen.” I mean the whole college thing was just a waste (not that he went but the stuff that happened there like with his mom) and also bringing characters in and then not doing much with them like Sideswipe (who I always loved) and all the rest of the unnamed (except for in posters and toys) robots like Arcee and such. But I wholly agree with you about not wanting to see CG representations of the cartoon.

  • Nayyer

    Not At all Make it like the original version of Cartoon as this thing looks a ROBEAST. Changes must be made as its a legend.

  • Nayyer

    Not At all Make it like the original version of Cartoon as this thing looks a ROBEAST. Changes must be made as its a legend.

  • israel clarke

    Oh please make this film I would pay big bucks to see the return of Voltron, I am 34 now but I loved it as I loved Transformers,