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It director Andy Muschietti to helm an adaptation of Robotech for Sony

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In case the promise of PACIFIC RIM 2 isn't enough to scratch your itch for big-screen mechanized robot combat, it's been announced that Andy Muschietti, the director of the highly-anticipated remake of Stephen King's IT, will follow-up his killer clown nightmare fuel with an adaptation of Sony's ROBOTECH.

Muschietti’s creative partner Barbara Muschietti will collaborate with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the project, which is based on the 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Japan's Tatsunoko Productions. The story of ROBOTECH tells of a time when the people of Earth have learned to manufacture giant robots the technology they've harvested from an alien spacecraft that had crashed in the South Pacific. Now, with the foreign machinery's power extracted for their own gain, the human race uses their new-found power to build robots that will protect the planet from impending interstellar attacks.

Throughout the years that the ROBOTECH property has been up for grabs, Hollywood folk like Leonardo DiCaprio and James Wan were once interested in bringing the property to the silver screen. Now, with Muchietti officially at the wheel of this thing, production can finally get underway.

You can expect to hear more about ROBOTECH as the project develops. For the time being, it won't be long until Muschietti’s IT remake invites a whole new generation of horror fans to float along with Pennywise on September 8th.

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Extra Tidbit: I've managed to completely miss the Robotech, back in the day, and I have no idea how that happened.
Source: Variety

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11:18AM on 07/22/2017
I think this franchise is something that would work better in a TV series format like Battlestar Galactica than a full movie that will just cram all the story and drama in a 90 minutes screen time. Also I can never put much faith in Hollywood reimagining Japanese mecha designs.
I think this franchise is something that would work better in a TV series format like Battlestar Galactica than a full movie that will just cram all the story and drama in a 90 minutes screen time. Also I can never put much faith in Hollywood reimagining Japanese mecha designs.
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7:19AM on 07/18/2017
I'll believe it when I see it.
The story calls for a large franchise but you need a strong first movie to hook people into the series, making at least $500M to pay for all the CGI and marketing. I think that's why this project has been in development hell for decades, they just can't nail that opening script.
I'll believe it when I see it.
The story calls for a large franchise but you need a strong first movie to hook people into the series, making at least $500M to pay for all the CGI and marketing. I think that's why this project has been in development hell for decades, they just can't nail that opening script.
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7:22PM on 07/17/2017
The Macross saga from RoboTech remains one of the best written anime series ever, ever, ever. It could absolutely make for a great film, it just depends on how they choose to handle it. Signing on Muschetti while hot off the buzz of "It" seems like a good first step. Although, I do agree that the film would have felt a lot more original if they had released it a decade ago.
The Macross saga from RoboTech remains one of the best written anime series ever, ever, ever. It could absolutely make for a great film, it just depends on how they choose to handle it. Signing on Muschetti while hot off the buzz of "It" seems like a good first step. Although, I do agree that the film would have felt a lot more original if they had released it a decade ago.
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6:05PM on 07/17/2017

Let's pop the floating balloon

To whatever studio is floating this idea? No thanks. Time to come up with better, original stuff. This screams of desperation and you're about 10 years too late.
To whatever studio is floating this idea? No thanks. Time to come up with better, original stuff. This screams of desperation and you're about 10 years too late.
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5:43PM on 07/17/2017
It's back again. Robotech is one of those projects that keeps resurfacing and then vanishes again. When the series first came out in the US it was fresh and new with something unique in its look. Now its thirty+ years later and we've seen Transformer movies plus Pacific Rim. It might make a good live action series since character and continuity was rare in an animated series. But a movie? NAH!
It's back again. Robotech is one of those projects that keeps resurfacing and then vanishes again. When the series first came out in the US it was fresh and new with something unique in its look. Now its thirty+ years later and we've seen Transformer movies plus Pacific Rim. It might make a good live action series since character and continuity was rare in an animated series. But a movie? NAH!
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