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Voltron: Live Action Movie


CHUD.comVoltron Screenplay Review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arus   
Friday, 31 August 2007

Image Chud.com has posted a review of the screenplay draft by Justin Marks , and the reviewer spares no expense at ripping it apart. He provides more details into the story thus far with the script and also agrees that is just the makeup of several other movies into this diatribe of boringness.

 

 

 

    Speaking of suicide, there is an oppressive emptiness to Marks's 5/23/07 draft of Voltron; though it cribs heavily from Star Wars, the creative desperation plunges the reader into a metaphorical River Ouse. "If this is the future of mainstream filmmaking," one drones above the pocket-muffled clatter of stones, "then let me be done with it."

    As mentioned above, Voltron takes place five years after the Earth has been ravaged by their Robeast overlords. Marks flatters himself by depicting his world as "a cross between Escape from New York and a Vonnegut apocalypse fantasy". He does not cite a particular Vonnegut tome because he clearly has not read one. Better, then, to rephrase his post-apocalyptic setting as "a cross between 1990: The Bronx Warriors and Tom Sizemore's bedroom"
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If the excerpt above doesn't give you just the bad vibes about this film, then you'd hate to find out that, The DRULES are the robeasts responsible for attacking the Earth in a 1 day war; that Coran is Allura's father, and they're both over 12,000 years old, and Pidge is a kid who had to fend for himself, making him reminiscent of Molly Ringwald's character in Spacehunter : Adventures in the Forbidden Zone - remember that horrible film?

Okay, I really think its time, just to put the Voltron Live Action movie on the back burner, and let it stew for the next five years. Really, WE dont need a movie about Voltron on the big screen, if its not going to get the due justice it deserves. I rather save all this energy and money and get the series to be redone in animated form, than to waste time on a movie, that is just turning many fans stomachs sour.

Justin Marks, no offense, I know you claim to be a fan, but your "track" record is lacking. Yes you're young, yes you have stars in your eyes, but with your treatment of Voltron, Im not impressed. Get a few films under your belt, first, then come back to handling the "big" licenses so that you learn to respect the material from which you are trying to adapt it from. I think its time that you hand over the writing and take on a partner, so they can go over your work to make sure that you're not getting carried away with stealing the plot devices from 20 movies to make this one movie. Voltron can be ORIGINAL, if you just step back from what you "think" it should be like and realize "WHAT" it should be like.

For now, I wanted to give this a chance, but as more details are released, the more I really do not want to see this film. Its disheartening to see something, you grew up with be destroyed. As I always will state, a movie doesn't have to be made. I do dream of a good live action movie, but I want a movie that captures the magic that I felt when watching the show. And none of that is present in the current version of this screenplay.

 

Hope to keep up to date with any new movie information that is released.

 

 
AICN has More on Cloverfield PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arus   
Monday, 16 July 2007

Image Harry at AICN has done a follow up article to all the hoopla over the Cloverfield trailer seen in theaters these past 2 weeks (attached to Transformers). His original article "Regarding CLOVERFIELD And THE DARK TOWER!!" set off a tremendous amount of interest amongst fans and of course the trailer had many speculating on exactly what the heck this codenamed movie is about. Including speculation about it being a Voltron movie (sorry folks, it isn't).

 

His new article  "RUMOR CONTROL! Let’s Talk About CLOVERFIELD/SLUSHO/1-18-08! " puts to rest some of the speculation. And of course addresses the other sites that has nothing to do with Cloverfield. I highly suggest this article in case you are still wondering what Cloverfield is really about; and of course the mystery we will have to endure for the next 6 months until its release into theaters.

 

 

 
Voltronblog.com is a FAKE site PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arus   
Friday, 13 July 2007

Image Well, it seems that the recently registered Voltronblog.com site seems  to be a fake site. We know from the whois information, that its not associated with World Events Productions or anyone associated with the production of the Voltron Live Action Movie; nor that its associated with JJ Abrams and his production commpany, Bad Robot.  Today, it was updated with a 10 second clip that seems to be a play off of the Cloverfield trailer. And the "conveniently" placed date to the side of the clip (011808), proves that this just a fan created website, taking advantage of all the interest in the recent speculation that Cloverfield is Voltron. Another clue was that the background on the page was called "notlost.jpg" . Apparently a fan also took advantage that Cloverfield is being produced by JJ Abrams, who is of course behind the TV series LOST.

 

For now, just take it as a fan site, created to trick you into  thinking that Cloverfield and the Voltron Live Action movie are one in the same. The site owner just created to take advantage of the speculation surrounding JJ Abrams' mystery movie.

 

The posted video is this one:

 

 

So, nothing but a joke thus far.

 

Update:  It seems that there is also another site registered by the same person as Voltronblog.com . It's http://voltrononline.com/ - seeing that both sites share the same IP of  208.113.185.220 ; both sites were registered on July 4, 2007.

 

 

 
Cloverfield and Voltron PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arus   
Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Image Okay, it seems that this whole JJ Abrams movie, which is going by Cloverfield has started up a nice little internet query fury. Just within the last couple of days, traffic to this site has nearly tripled due to the interest drawn up by the short trailer that appeared before Transformers: The Movie.

 

First and foremost however, I reported in an earlier post that the speculation that the trailer before Transformers was thought to be something for Voltron, but I want to also clarify that the entry didn't make much sense and now Im seeing from replies to my article on other forum sites , that many are assuming that Im attributing the trailer to that being for the Voltron Movie.

Let me make this clear:  Im not saying Cloverfield is Voltron. Far from it. I wrote the earlier article because from the website I linked to it, it was addressing speculation that the trailer was for Voltron; and in that website, they had linked to a website that was recently registered and posted entitled Voltronblog.com  . Voltronblog and the trailer/Cloverfield have nothing to do with each other. I just wanted to show that Voltronblog.com seems to be a site that will be "blogging" about anything to do with the Voltron movie due out in 2008

 

Now, as for Cloverfield. Its REALLY safe to say that JJ Abrams isn't doing a Voltron movie simply for these simple facts:

1) The trailer stated 1-18-08 . That is believed to be the release date.

2) In my previous article, we only just received a preliminary screenplay preview of the Voltron Movie that is in production.

3) Given that the Voltron Movie just got a "glimpse" of a screenplay, its highly unlikely that any footage/filming is occuring. And the fact that there has been no news concerning CASTING.

4) The Voltron movie is going to be another SFX type movie. So of course, news of which SFX house will be doing the effects would be known by now. 

5) The proposed budget for Cloverfield is reported to be $65 million. Transformers was $150 million to make. Spider-man 3 was $165 million to make. Superman Returns was $250 million to make. Easy to see that a GOOD Voltron movie would not be able to be done on merely $65 million.

6) The entire movie in Cloverfield will be filmed  using the Camcorder style ala Blair Witch Project. Do you want to watch a Voltron Movie from the viewpoint of the person using a camcorder?

 

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Viral Marketing for Voltron Movie? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arus   
Thursday, 05 July 2007

Image I was searching for more information on the JJ Abrams (Lost, Mission Impossible III) monster movie called Cloverfield and came upon this article:

Analyzing JJ Abrams’ Cloverfield: Voltron, Godzilla, Lost, Gamera



which mentioned that many "fans" were speculating that it wasn't a "monster" movie but something related to a Voltron movie (and others, including Godzilla). But this url below was what got me interested seeing that JJ Abrams is definitely using some viral marketing for the promotion of his new film:

http://voltronblog.com/

This site was recently registered yesterday:
http://whois.domaintools.com/voltronblog.com


Registrant:
   Brian Reichle
   3812 N. Lupine Lane #B
   Calabasas, California 91302
   United States

   Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
   Domain Name: VOLTRONBLOG.COM
      Created on: 04-Jul-07
      Expires on: 04-Jul-08
      Last Updated on: 04-Jul-07
Administrative Contact:
      Reichle, Brian  
      3812 N. Lupine Lane #B
      Calabasas, California 91302
      United States
      (614) 507-4227

   Technical Contact:
      Reichle, Brian
      3812 N. Lupine Lane #B
      Calabasas, California 91302
      United States
      (614) 507-4227

   Domain servers in listed order:
      NS1.DREAMHOST.COM
      NS2.DREAMHOST.COM
      NS3.DREAMHOST.COM


Nothing on the site but a big grey/black image stating the year 2008


Something to keep an eye on.

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