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10.06.2009by:

In the great toy movie land-grab of the late 2000’s, almost all properties have been snatched up at this point. WME has Hasbro, CAA just got Mattel and now UTA has picked up the rights to VOLTRON, and is going to develop a feature film to try and compete with the robot-boxing success of TRANSFORMERS.

“The agency hopes Voltron's widespread brand recognition and elaborate mythology, which have served properties like "Transformers" well but doesn't necessarily exist with other board games and toy properties in development, will appeal to audiences and executives.

The pitch is expected to include the idea that, unlike other toy brands, Voltron -- in which five robot lions piloted by humans become a giant warrior -- allows for human-centric stories.”

Yeah, human-centric stories, because I know my ability to relate to giant robotic lion pilots will really give this film the emotional boost it needs over TRANSFORMERS.

Whatever, make a VOLTRON movie, see if I care. I knew it was happening eventually, as everything that mildly amused me as a child is turning into a $200M feature film. Though if there’s one kids action show I think I actually want to see re-invented for the modern day, it’s POWER RANGERS. And now that I said that, some agency is scrambling trying to pick up that property.

Extra Tidbit: In my POWER RANGERS movie there are FIVE Rangers. None of this Green Ranger/White Ranger/Gold Ranger shit.
Source: THR

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5:24PM on 10/08/2009

No Offense...

But Voltron was the Power Rangers before there were Power Rangers.

A post-apocalyptic flick about pilots of the 5 lions that form Earth's last defender, fighting alien invaders... sounds like a cool ass flick to me.

And I watched the shit out of the cartoon, btw. It still holds up way better than the "Saved by the Bell" in spandex with rubber monsters that was "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers."

But, again, no offense.
But Voltron was the Power Rangers before there were Power Rangers.

A post-apocalyptic flick about pilots of the 5 lions that form Earth's last defender, fighting alien invaders... sounds like a cool ass flick to me.

And I watched the shit out of the cartoon, btw. It still holds up way better than the "Saved by the Bell" in spandex with rubber monsters that was "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers."

But, again, no offense.
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3:34PM on 10/07/2009

Great Idea

Let's get Tarantino to make a Power Rangers movie but their all girls.Slicing and Dicing through evil baddies!!!
The kids will love it ...I swear!
Let's get Tarantino to make a Power Rangers movie but their all girls.Slicing and Dicing through evil baddies!!!
The kids will love it ...I swear!
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1:49PM on 10/07/2009

MEGATHRUSTERS

ARE GO!
ARE GO!
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4:08PM on 10/07/2009
Dynatherms connected!
Dynatherms connected!
9:18AM on 10/07/2009

More 80's Throw Back

The Power Rangers is in essence Voltron. Only live action. nearly the same thing.
The Power Rangers is in essence Voltron. Only live action. nearly the same thing.
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7:39AM on 10/07/2009
This is great. For extra tidbit, after all of the confusion in my childhood, Green Ranger IS White Ranger, right? I think I saw one TV series version that has Green Ranger and another version that has White Ranger in it. Anyhow, Voltron can kick some a**. If Voltron turns out to be a success, then my Macross movie can be true!
This is great. For extra tidbit, after all of the confusion in my childhood, Green Ranger IS White Ranger, right? I think I saw one TV series version that has Green Ranger and another version that has White Ranger in it. Anyhow, Voltron can kick some a**. If Voltron turns out to be a success, then my Macross movie can be true!
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11:04AM on 10/07/2009
Yes Tommy was the Green Ranger, who became the White Ranger, who then became the Red Ranger and on the Dinosaur one became the Black Ranger.

You know that sounds like a bad soap opera
Yes Tommy was the Green Ranger, who became the White Ranger, who then became the Red Ranger and on the Dinosaur one became the Black Ranger.

You know that sounds like a bad soap opera
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4:36AM on 10/07/2009
Sorry, but the Green Ranger was the shit! Tommy rules.
Sorry, but the Green Ranger was the shit! Tommy rules.
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12:57AM on 10/07/2009
"...and I'll form the head."
"...and I'll form the head."
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6:34PM on 10/06/2009

ummmmm

Power rangers and voltron are essentially the same thing.
Power rangers and voltron are essentially the same thing.
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3:49PM on 10/06/2009
As far as Im concerned, it cant be worse than Transformers.
As far as Im concerned, it cant be worse than Transformers.
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3:26PM on 10/06/2009
Power Rangers is one of those properties that I thought was only good for its uber-camp value. It was SO kid-friendly I can't see why we'd wanna see a reinvention. I just wanna see them lose one battle.
Power Rangers is one of those properties that I thought was only good for its uber-camp value. It was SO kid-friendly I can't see why we'd wanna see a reinvention. I just wanna see them lose one battle.
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3:00PM on 10/06/2009

could be cool

a reinvention of power rangers for the modern day could be pretty damn wicked.
a reinvention of power rangers for the modern day could be pretty damn wicked.
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2:34PM on 10/06/2009
Ouch!
Ouch!
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1:58PM on 10/06/2009

Power rangers

I visited their website a while back and laughed when i saw that they had run out of ideas and had to go back to Dinosaurs again.

Oh and that Tommy (green/white ranger) had come back years later as a teacher at the high school, lol.
I visited their website a while back and laughed when i saw that they had run out of ideas and had to go back to Dinosaurs again.

Oh and that Tommy (green/white ranger) had come back years later as a teacher at the high school, lol.
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1:52PM on 10/06/2009

Don't know about Voltron...

but I agree that Power Rangers should definitely be reinvented. My friends and I have discussed this many times on how they could do it and how awesome it could be. Jon Favreau could make it happen
but I agree that Power Rangers should definitely be reinvented. My friends and I have discussed this many times on how they could do it and how awesome it could be. Jon Favreau could make it happen
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12:58PM on 10/06/2009
I loved Voltron as a kid, and recently streamed them all thru Netflix again. Looking forward to the movie, but in the meantime I'll enjoy Titan Maximum on Adult Swim.

And if they do redo the Power Rangers, I hope that this time the monsters aren't in rubber suits. CGI them bad boys.
I loved Voltron as a kid, and recently streamed them all thru Netflix again. Looking forward to the movie, but in the meantime I'll enjoy Titan Maximum on Adult Swim.

And if they do redo the Power Rangers, I hope that this time the monsters aren't in rubber suits. CGI them bad boys.
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