Sony acquires rights to live-action Robotech movie from Warner Bros.
Last month we learned 300 and G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA scribe Michael Gordon had been hired to write the script for Warner Bros.' live-action ROBOTECH movie, but now Variety is reporting Sony Pictures has picked up the film rights to the animated series. Gordon will still pen the script for the adaptation, and Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are also still attached to the planned film as producers. Sony is reportedly fast-tracking ROBOTECH, and "views the project as a potential film franchise."
Mark Canton on ROBOTECH heading to Sony:
I’m thrilled to be back in business with Sony Pictures and Gianni and I look forward to working with the studio on this global franchise-driven opportunity. ‘Robotech’ is a very significant and legendary part of the growth of anime into the force that it is today, and we’re excited to be adapting it for modern audiences.
I'm not very familiar with Robotech, meaning I know it exists and it involves aliens and robotic technology, but that's about it. There have been several attempts at a live-action movie based on the series, so hopefully Sony will have some better luck with the property.
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