Variety reports that a director for Voltron: Defender of the Universe should be announced within the next week. The success of Transformers has led Hollywood to draw the conclusion that robots are hip again, at least for now.
Originally conceived as an all-out blockbuster spectacle with a budget similar to Transformers, producers Mark Gordon and Jordan Wynn are now looking into cost-cutting methods such as those employed by Zack Snyder's 300.
The script is being penned by Justin Marks, who is also currently working on the Warner Bros. projects Green Arrow and He-Man. The story reportedly revolves around a post-apocalyptic alien attack set in New York City and Mexico. Five survivors band together and conceive construction of the five robots that combine to form Voltron.
Source: Variety Posted 08.18.08 by reelz