Hey look! Yet another adaptation of a cartoon from the 80's!
In the wake of Transformers making such an ungodly amount of money at the box office, its success has given the courage of several other studios to fast-track as many projects as they possibly can to ride the wave of popularity and cash in on the craze, thus completely saturating the market and driving the public's interest in the genre firmly into the ground.
Up next in the robots-that-convert-into-other-things category is Voltron. For those that never watched it, basically its a bunch of people who dress like the Power Rangers and drive lion-shaped vehicles that can connect into a giant sword-wielding robot to fight crime and do..uh giant robot stuff.
The new Voltron, will be a live-action adaptation of the 1980s-era cartoon TV show and allegedly takes place in post-apocalyptic New York City and Mexico, as five survivors of an alien invasion take control of lion-shaped robots in order to strike back at the extraterrestrial threat.
Blah blah blah.
The script is being written by Justin Marks, who apparently is becoming the go-to guy for making money off stuff that was popular with Gen-x'ers when they were kids. (He's also adapting "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and a Green Arrow movie called "Supermax," for Warner Bros.) and he's also been asked to write an adaptation of the Street Fighter video game for Hyde Park and 20th Century Fox.
So dig out those beat-up toys and start reliving your youth, folks. Hollywood continues to exploit all the things we thought were cool when we were kids. All at your expense, of course.