Amazon Leading the Bidding War for Rawson Marshall Thurber’s ‘Voltron’

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Not too long ago, we learned that Red Notice director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, has been busy finding a home for this live-action adaptation of the popular anime series Voltron. While it still hasn’t found a home, Deadline shared the update that Amazon Studios is currently the front runner. There were quite a few studios involved to get their hands on the series that’ll adapt the classic 80s series Voltron: Defender of the Universe where multiple lion bots would fuse together to become one bigger bot.

It’s surprising that it didn’t directly go to Netflix considering the director’s background with the streaming service. Not only that but they were also the home for a long-running animated series that gave the classic anime a modern twist. So, they would seem like a fitting home but it seems like it is mostly a first-come, first-serve scenario during the bidding war.

For now, it’s not a confirmation but it wasn’t uncommon for those hinted at as the “front runners” to get their hands on the new project. Amazon Prime has been following a similar strategy to Netflix, as they try to get their hands on franchise after franchise to build their brand with well-known IPs. So, we’ll see if we might even get other larger additions in the future.

Source: Deadline

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