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Who directs Voltron?

08.29.2008

Last week we brought you the VOLTRON news that Fox-based New Regency had put the movie in turnaround only to have it picked up by Relativity Media (where it would be made on the cheap, a la 300). Now Latino Review has the scoop on who has signed on to direct the film, proof that Relativity isn't screwing around. Max Makowski, who sounds more like a character in a Wes Anderson film, has signed on to direct based on a script by Justin Marks. Makowski previously wrote and directed the 2005 Sundance hit ONE LAST DANCE and had been announced to develop movies based on the old school TV shows "Kung Fu" and "Hawaii Five-O." Without having seen ONE LAST DANCE, I can't make an educated opinion on Makowski's hiring but I do like the idea of bringing in someone fresh instead of hiring Rob Cohen or something. Makowski's biggest difficulty will likely be dealing with the legions of VOLTRON fans who want to see their favorite lion-based robot fighting squad faithfully adapted into a real world setting. Head over to Latino Review to learn more about Makowski and his work.

Extra Tidbit: Shots of torture and corpses were edited out of the Japanese cartoon for American audiences.
Source: Latino Review

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12:23PM on 08/31/2008

wow

I always Liked the vehicle Voltron better. The lions came off a little cheezy. And Power Rangers was based on a show that came out in 75. Power Rangers didn't start as a T.V. show, until about 93ish. And Power Rangers DID suck.
I always Liked the vehicle Voltron better. The lions came off a little cheezy. And Power Rangers was based on a show that came out in 75. Power Rangers didn't start as a T.V. show, until about 93ish. And Power Rangers DID suck.
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10:57PM on 08/29/2008
hey, REDUX, power rangers never ripped off voltron, both Voltron and Power Rangers are Japanese, but Voltron was made in '84 and Power Rangers was made in '75 (with a new version every year, we didnt get it over here until their 15th season) so by default, this movie wont suck, ....there are plenty of other reasons for it to suck, but that wont be one of them.
hey, REDUX, power rangers never ripped off voltron, both Voltron and Power Rangers are Japanese, but Voltron was made in '84 and Power Rangers was made in '75 (with a new version every year, we didnt get it over here until their 15th season) so by default, this movie wont suck, ....there are plenty of other reasons for it to suck, but that wont be one of them.
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9:40PM on 08/29/2008

More remake bs!

i grew up watching power rangers (lame i know) and from what i know it ripped voltron off. So if thats the case, by default this movie will suck!
i grew up watching power rangers (lame i know) and from what i know it ripped voltron off. So if thats the case, by default this movie will suck!
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3:00PM on 08/29/2008
So... When are we getting a Gundam movie?
So... When are we getting a Gundam movie?
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1:57PM on 08/29/2008

Actually

I think Voltron could be okay if Transformers was, and I liked Transformers.

Plus I have that same Voltron on my shelf beside me right now.
I think Voltron could be okay if Transformers was, and I liked Transformers.

Plus I have that same Voltron on my shelf beside me right now.
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1:27PM on 08/29/2008
first off, no bobafett, Iron-Man was not better than TDK, RDJ was better than Bale, but that doesnt make Iron-Man the better film, no matter how good I think Iron-Man is. besides, what is with the "many others agree" like you are trying to convince yourself of what you just posted. Robotech(Macross) was/is still my favorite, but Voltron was cool as well, and i hope they do it justice.
first off, no bobafett, Iron-Man was not better than TDK, RDJ was better than Bale, but that doesnt make Iron-Man the better film, no matter how good I think Iron-Man is. besides, what is with the "many others agree" like you are trying to convince yourself of what you just posted. Robotech(Macross) was/is still my favorite, but Voltron was cool as well, and i hope they do it justice.
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10:52AM on 08/29/2008
I beleive that Fox was mentioned in the above news, so I have no hope for this by default.
I beleive that Fox was mentioned in the above news, so I have no hope for this by default.
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9:23AM on 08/29/2008

still will see this

i don't care who directs this as long as they do their homework. if this has an "earth" setting they get an automatic "f". the "f" would be for "f.u." for ruining what could be an amazing movie. please please do this right and it will be the ironman of 20--.
and to open a can of worms, yes as many others agree, ironman was much better than batman.
i don't care who directs this as long as they do their homework. if this has an "earth" setting they get an automatic "f". the "f" would be for "f.u." for ruining what could be an amazing movie. please please do this right and it will be the ironman of 20--.
and to open a can of worms, yes as many others agree, ironman was much better than batman.
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9:16AM on 08/29/2008

Blah!

This looks like it's going to be a total shit-storm!!!
This looks like it's going to be a total shit-storm!!!
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9:15AM on 08/29/2008
Never heard of the guy either, but he couldn't screw it up any worse than Michael Bay did Transformers (who was just a notch above Mr. Boll).

I loved this show too. Between Voltron and Robotech, Transformers never had much of a place in my heart.
Never heard of the guy either, but he couldn't screw it up any worse than Michael Bay did Transformers (who was just a notch above Mr. Boll).

I loved this show too. Between Voltron and Robotech, Transformers never had much of a place in my heart.
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8:33AM on 08/29/2008
I watched Voltron on a regular basis back in '84. I was a big fan of this show, I just hope that this director treats it with respect.

I watched Voltron on a regular basis back in '84. I was a big fan of this show, I just hope that this director treats it with respect.

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8:33AM on 08/29/2008

Who directs Voltron?

Who cares?
Who cares?
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8:25AM on 08/29/2008
What the hell is Voltron? Sounds like a flop in the works.
What the hell is Voltron? Sounds like a flop in the works.
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