A live-action Voltron movie has been stuck in development hell for more than a decade now, but it sounds like the project could finally be moving forward at Universal Pictures.
Deadline has revealed that the studio is developing a live-action version of the animated television series and has hired David Hayter to write the script for the project. The report also reveals that Universal inherited the Voltron project from their recent deal with DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Hayter’s previous credits include Bryan Singer’s first two X-Men movies, X-Men and X2: X-Men United, as well as Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. He’s also done a whole lot of voice work for various video games, anime and television shows, but he’s best known for providing the voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series.
Whether or not the movie gets made remains to be seen, but Hayter is definitely a great choice for the project. A live-action version of Voltron has gone through various stages of development over the past few years, but the project never quite got off the ground.
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