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Shockya.com had an exclusive interview with Joshua Oppenheimer who worked the screenplay of the new Conan movie that came out this weekend. He will be working on the script for an upcoming Voltron live action movie based off of course the hit tv show in the 80’s. Here is an excerpt of the interview:

ShockYa: Wrapping up, is there any news on the “Voltron” script?

JO: Yes, we’re in the process of starting up. Like everything in Hollywood, it’s been sort of a long delay in terms of getting all the rights settled. And we’ve just started the scripting process. We’re really excited, because like “Conan” it’s another property that we knew from when we were kids, Tom and I. And to be able to sort of come back to something from when you were 13 or 14 years old and just imagining it in your brain is the great part of this business: you get to stay a kid forever on some level. We’re working the folks at Relativity, and the folks at Red Atlas that we did “Uncharted” with, and we hope to have that knocked into shape over the course of the next few months.

There you have it I think we need a Voltron movie it’s just one of those things that you know will be badass I have a feeling it will feel like a Transformers movie visually just with out Michael Bay, hit the jump to read the rest of the interview.

What do you think? Do you like the Idea of a Voltron movie? What are your thoughts on the new TV show? Let us know what you think in the comment section below

 

Source:Shock Ya

Now I love the Dragonball franchise but who doesn’t right? right? Anyway Funimation released this statement on bringing the franchise to Blu-ray:

Dragon Ball Z Sees November Release on High-Definition Blu-ray Disc™ Format

Flower Mound, TX (July 21, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment is announcing that it is bringing the first installment of the anime phenomenon Dragon Ball Z to Blu-ray disc for the first time this fall.

Among the most prized in the FUNimation catalog, the studio has used the newest technology available to remaster in high-definition and digitally restore the 291 episodeseries. FUNimation worked with Dallas-based ANDTRANSFER for the digital film transfer. FUNimation previously worked with the post-production house to remaster the series for the season set releases on DVD. The transfer was performed by nationally-recognized colorist Steve Franko and supervised by FUNimation, which then finished the rest of the restoration process.

Today’s state-of-the-art systems offer tools that allow restoration teams to make a wide range of repairs and focus on more difficult tasks which, in the end, deliver a clean product that faithfully presents the original version and measures up to the high-quality standards of HDTV and Blu-ray.

Once again, the Dragon Ball Z series was digitally transferred from the original Japanese 16mm film frame by frame at 1080p. Developments in restoration softwaregives mastering artists more to work with when they apply tools to even out film grain and remove fading, film cuts and other visual anomalies. As a result, the viewer will see brighter, clearer colors, less variance in quality between scenes, and a sharper image.

“Working with a very old and fragile source film presented a number of challenges for the restoration process,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and president at FUNimation Entertainment. “Our purpose was to restore the series as accurately as possible, to what it must have been like to see it when it was originally mastered, and preserve the charm of the animation. After all, it is of a particular time and place.” After debuting in 1989, Dragon Ball Z has become an iconic anime series. The franchise has sold more than 25 million DVD and Blu-ray discs in its lifetime, becoming the best-selling anime series of all time.

Dragon Ball Z is the explosive sequel to Dragon Ball. The series follows the adventures of Goku and his son Gohan as they team up with their friends to battle evil forces throughout the universe to protect their beloved planet Earth. The first season covers the Vegeta Saga and chronicles the introduction of one of Dragon Ball Z’s main characters, Vegeta.

This restored edition also features the original U.S. voice actors as well as the original FUNimation soundtrack – all in lossless Dolby® TrueHD.

Dragon Ball Z Level 1.1 includes the first 17 episodes on two discs with over 400 minutes of action and among the extras included on this release is a feature that looks at the restoration and remastering processes.

Dragon Ball Z Level 1.1 will be available at major retailers nationwide on November 8, 2011.

About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.