In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, UTA has picked up the superhero property Voltron and its U.S. rights-holder World Events Productions as clients.

The hope is that UTA can bring the anime-based lion-robot property into several platforms. UTA wants to put together a deal on an animated cable series, as well as video game and toy deals.

Voltron was just put together as a feature by Charles Roven's Atlas Entertainment and Jason Netter's Kickstart Productions. UTA plans to bring on a writer and then shop the project to studios.

The pitch for the Voltron movie is "expected to include the idea that, unlike other toy brands, Voltron -- in which five robot lions piloted by humans become a giant warrior -- allows for human-centric stories."

Evan Jacobs