A live-action characteristic adaptation of Voltron, co-written and to be directed by Purple Discover‘s Rawson Marshall Thurber, has sparked a bidding struggle amongst each studios and streamers, CB can verify.
Thurber and Ellen Shanman penned the script, which was based mostly on the previous’s story. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will produce the movie alongside Bob Koplar, whose firm World Occasions Productions controls rights to Voltron. Warner Bros., Common and Amazon are all in competitors to land the bundle, although Netflix—which is residence to each Purple Discover and the 2016 animated sequence Voltron: Legendary Defender—shouldn’t be.
The Voltron franchise is predicated on a number of Japanese anime sequence from Toei Animation, together with Beast King GoLion. It facilities on group of 5 house explorers who pilot a large Tremendous Robotic of the identical title. Voltron aired as an ABC sequence from 1984-1985, with further iterations later arrange at NBCUniversal, Nicktoons and Netflix, as beforehand talked about.
Thurber’s motion comedy Purple Discover, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, swiftly topped Netflix’s movie chart upon its debut in November of 2021. The director has additionally beforehand helmed options together with Skyscraper, Central Intelligence, We’re the Millers and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and is spearheading an upcoming Dungeons & Dragons sequence for eOne, as exec producer, in addition to author and director of the pilot episode.
Whether or not Voltron would be the subsequent challenge for Thurber, who additionally has a number of Purple Discover sequels in growth, stays unclear. He’s repped by WME and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; Shanman by UTA, Kaplan / Perrone Leisure and The Regulation Hut.