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Report: Max Makowski to Helm Voltron Live-Action Film

posted on 2008-08-29 17:55 EDT
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy director to helm remake of classic robot anime

The Latino Review movie website reports that Max Mokowski is set to direct the upcoming live-action adaptation of Voltron series, which aired in North America from 1984 to 1985. (The Lion segment of Voltron, in turn, is an adaptation of Hiroshi Sasagawa and Toei's Golion anime series.) Max Makowski was responsible for production of the Today Show for the Asian market. He also worked as a cameraman and writer for CNBC and NBC Asia and directed episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He is currently working on an adaptation of the Japanese movie SHINOBI and is set to direct a movie adaptation the 1970s series Kung Fu, which featured David Carradine.

Plans for a live-action adaptation for Voltron were dropped by production company New Regency this month while another company, Relativity Media, was negotiating to continue the project.

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