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Plans for a live-action Robotech movie have been revived

02.04.2015
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I suppose as long as we are bringing back ASTRO BOY, there's room for a live-action ROBOTECH movie. I have only seen a few episodes of the series that debuted in the 1980s, but for true fans I’m sure this has to have them more than a little curious. The idea for a big-screen version of the show has been floating around for years with Tobey Maguire attached to produce and possibly star at one point. Akiva Goldsman (A BEAUTIFUL MIND) and Lawrence Kasdan (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK) have tried unsuccessfully to get it going as well.

In the series, Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island. With this technology, Earth developed robotic technologies, such as transformable mecha, to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions.

Now Deadline reports that producers at Hollywood Gang, with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton producing, have set Michael Gordon (300, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA) to write the live-action ROBOTECH film. Reportedly, the producers want Andy Muschietti (MAMA) to direct the film.

I can't begin to vision what a big screen take on ROBOTECH would look like; that show did a lot of things that were outright crazy for early morning animation. It’s a sprawling sci-fi epic that might work better as an animated feature, but we all know how well those grown-up animated movies do at the box office.

Are you excited for a live version of Robotech to finally make it to the big screen?

Source: Deadline

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12:30AM on 02/05/2015
Do it. Just do it right.
Do it. Just do it right.
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11:35PM on 02/04/2015
As a Macross fan I'd be excited if it's getting a big budget adaptation. But I'm not a Robotech fan and either way Hollywood will screw it up anyway so... Well, I just hope at least the space dogfights are good.
As a Macross fan I'd be excited if it's getting a big budget adaptation. But I'm not a Robotech fan and either way Hollywood will screw it up anyway so... Well, I just hope at least the space dogfights are good.
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10:53PM on 02/04/2015
Finally, something the kid in me can get excited about again and not feel it be bastardized too badly by Hollywood.
Now if they can just right the ship on G.I. Joe...
Finally, something the kid in me can get excited about again and not feel it be bastardized too badly by Hollywood.
Now if they can just right the ship on G.I. Joe...
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9:55PM on 02/04/2015
Yes, I am excited!
Yes, I am excited!
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10:54PM on 02/04/2015
Oh Netforce. Yes to your Avatar of Matt Tracker from M.A.S.K.! Another cartoon I wouldn't mind seeing brought to the big screen...
Oh Netforce. Yes to your Avatar of Matt Tracker from M.A.S.K.! Another cartoon I wouldn't mind seeing brought to the big screen...
11:57PM on 02/04/2015
Haha, thanks, man! I thought I'm still the only that crazy about this cartoon. It's my favorite cartoon of all time. But seriously, how hard is it to make a flying Camaro? I mean, they already made a transformable big rig truck into Optimus Prime. It shouldn't be too hard to make a flying Camaro!
Haha, thanks, man! I thought I'm still the only that crazy about this cartoon. It's my favorite cartoon of all time. But seriously, how hard is it to make a flying Camaro? I mean, they already made a transformable big rig truck into Optimus Prime. It shouldn't be too hard to make a flying Camaro!
9:43PM on 02/04/2015

YESSSSSS!!

If it's done right it would be awesome! No idea who should play the main characters, though.
If it's done right it would be awesome! No idea who should play the main characters, though.
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9:33PM on 02/04/2015
As long as it doesn't end up looking like the Transformers did then I'm down with it.
As long as it doesn't end up looking like the Transformers did then I'm down with it.
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