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    Bad news, there makin it, im not directin it, and TOBY MAGUIRE WANTS TO BE IN IT??? WTF?????????????????????????

    Suicide is no longer an option, they will fuck this movie up, transformers was different then robotech, there was no epic tale, this will be a disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070908/film_nm/maguire_dc

    GODDAMN you hollywood!!!! Now you HAVE fucked up my childhood.

    Now Voltron might be coo, but they'll fuck it up too!!!!!!

    Goddamn you Hollywood, Macross saga was mine : (
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    ROBOTECH news from cinematical:
    Tobey Maguire Eyes a New Sci-Fi Franchise

    by Erik Davis Sep 7th 2007 // 11:32AM

    Warner Bros. is wicked smart: They looked and they said, "What's some of the hottest stuff out there right now that we don't have?" The answers: Giant f**king robots and Tobey f**king Maguire. And so Warner Bros. did what they do best -- they went out and picked up the rights to the anime classic Robotech, brought Maguire on to produce through his Maguire Entertainment and are currently seducing him into starring in the lead role. Better yet -- they're also eying this as their next tentpole sci-fi franchise.
    Lawrence Kasdan is Writing a Live-Action 'Robotech'

    by Jessica Barnes Jun 16th 2008 // 2:32PM

    Despite a resume full of fantasy and action flicks, Lawrence Kasdan will forever be synonymous with 'Boomer' movies like The Big Chill and Grand Canyon. But, this is the man who wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi, so it's not like a script about giant robots and alien invasions is that big of a stretch. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Kasdan has signed to write the script for a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime, Robotech, for Warner Bros.
    Also on the AICN frontpage and CHUD.

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    Thank you for digging up this nearly 2 year old thread.

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    He doesn't confirm it, he only says that he wants to do it. And i think that this thread may open up again 2 years later from now XD

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    From CHUD: SYLVAIN WHITE TALKS ROBOTECH
    "I'm interested in doing it. The project is not fast tracked. There is no official thing. They sent me a draft and I liked it. It's a work in progress."

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    Warner Bros. Chooses 'Robotech' Director (Heat Vision Exclusive)
    Commercials helmer Nic Mathieu is in talks to helm the studio's adaptation of the mecha-centered Japanese cartoon series.
    Quote Originally Posted by Borys Kit
    Nic Mathieu has been tapped to direct Robotech, Warner Bros.’ big-budget adaptation of the venerable anime featuring giant mechanical warriors.

    The project has major franchise potential -- on the scale of Transformers -- and has been in development at the studio since 2007. Akiva Goldsman and Tobey Maguire are producing along with Matthew Plouffe, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell.

    Many writers have worked on the screenplay, but this is the first time a director has been in negotiations to board the project.

    The producers conducted an exhaustive search in the fall to find a director who could bring a cutting-edge and modern approach to Robotech, which was a 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Japan's Tatsunoko Productions. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.

    A sprawling sci-fi epic, Robotech takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions. The first invasion concerns a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship's energy source known as "protoculture," and the planet's survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.

    The project is a coup for Mathieu, a commercials director whose spots are known for their inventive CG effects but who has yet to make his feature debut.

    But Warners already has shown it has plenty of faith in the burgeoning filmmaker: He is attached to direct The Wind, a David Keopp-written sci-fi project that the studio picked up in spring 2012 after being dazzled by his impressive presentation.

    Mathieu also is attached to direct The Story of Your Life, an alien drama being produced by Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps.

    He is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Loeb & Loeb.

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    Now this I wanna see!!!!!
    I remember seeing the cartoon when I was a little kid and I just loved it! Fighter Jets that turned into robots and blasted everything away. What was there not to like!

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    Sony Takes Over ‘Robotech,’ Plans Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE)
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    The studio hopes to move quickly into production on the live-action feature, with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton (“300,” “The Immortals”) producing and Michael Gordon (“300,” “GI Joe”) writing the script. The series centered on humanity’s use of robot technology to fend off alien invaders and has an “Independence Day” meets “Star Wars” vibe. It is seen as having the global appeal necessary to become a blockbuster property.

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    Goody goody! Great news! The CGI technology has gone so far that at least it should have great effects. With no news of TF5 and a summer premiere in 2016 is not looking so good at the moment, we could get both TF5 and Robotech in 2017 instead.

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    Sony Confirms 'CHARLIE'S ANGELS' Reboot, 'ROBOTECH' Flick, and More!
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    Also up on the confirmation slate was the live-action ROBOTECH film. We last heard from this film back in April of last year, when Wan was juggling the prospects of taking either that film on, or AQUAMAN and FURIOUS 8. FURIOUS 8 ended up going to STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON director F. Gary Gray, while Wan hopped on board the DCEU train with AQUAMAN. The latter film is slated for a July 2018 release date, so while Wan looks to be busy with that behemoth for the foreseeable future, it looks like Sony is willing to put ROBOTECH on the back burner until that film is done.

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    Exclusive: Titan Comics Partners With Harmony Gold USA For New ‘Robotech’ Comics
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    Titan Comics has proved itself one of the premier publishers for licensed comics of late, with properties such as Doctor Who, Dark Souls and Assassin’s Creed. Another much beloved property joins the Titan family early next year as the publisher has partnered with television production company Harmony Gold USA to bring beloved anime Robotech to comics.


    Robotech first debuted in 1984, and was originally created with animation from three separate Japanese anime. The combination of three distinct franchises led to Robotech becoming an epic spanning three generations, as brave mech pilots in Veritech fighters battled to defend the Earth from alien invaders who came seeking the mysterious energy source known as Protoculture.


    Since the end of the cartoon there have been many efforts to produce sequels or spin-offs, including 2012’s Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and 2013’s Robotech: Live Love Alive. Last year, James Wan was attached to direct a live action Robotech film from Sony Pictures, but as of April the deal with Sony has yet to be finalized.


    Robotech has a long history of comics adaptations going back to 1984, when DC Comics published Robotech Defenders. Since then, the property has turned up at the likes of Comico, Eternity Comics, Wildstorm, and most recently, Dynamite Entertainment, which published a Robotech/Voltron crossover in 2014 by Tommy Yune, Bill Spangler and Elmer Damaso.


    The new Robotech series is set to debut early in 2017. Titan is expected to announce the creative team in the coming weeks.



    The strange story of Jetfire, and other Transformers toys
    Hasbro's Transformers toys are 30 this year. Ryan looks back at their strange origins, including Jetfire's complicated history...
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    Finally, we come to the Transformer with the strangest history of all. A robot capable of transforming into a fighter jet, he was much larger and more intricately designed than his Decepticon rival, Starscream. Fans of Japanese anime would have immediately spotted why Jetfire looked so different from the other Transformers: he originally appeared as a Super Valkyrie Fighter in the series Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, which first aired in 1982.


    Designed by Shoji Kawamori, the Super Valkyrie was one of the most iconic mecha creations of the 1980s, and it's little surprise that the company Takatoku rushed a transforming toy based on it as the series took off. Hasbro clearly recognised how popular the Valkyrie design would be in the west, so they purchased the design from Takatoku, renamed the robot Jetfire, and added it to the Transformers family, alongside a number of other designs from the company, such as the Deluxe Insecticons.


    (Interestingly, there's another link between Transformers and Super Dimensional Fortress Macross. Designers Shoji Kawamori and Kazutaka Miyatake, who would later design Macross, had been contracted by Takara to help create the Diaclone toys back in 1980.)


    Problems arose when Takatoku went out of business in 1984. Japanese giant Bandai bought up Takatoku, and with a Macross movie renewing interest in the series, Bandai decided it wanted to re-release the Valkyrie toys in Japan. The following year, Macross appeared in America (albeit in modified form) as part of the Harmony Gold series Robotech, which meant that kids across the country would see the Jetfire design in an entirely different context.


    The complex issue of who owned the rights to the Valkyrie design in what country led Hasbro to change Jetfire's appearance and name in the comics and television show; according to the Transformers story bible, intended to help the writers on the comics and TV show, "JETFIRE has been "transformed" into SKYFIRE - with a different model - due to legal reasons. Do not use this character unless necessary".


    Like the rest of the Transformers, Jetfire (or Skyfire, as he was later known) would change greatly as toy lines came and went and the accompanying story behind them meandered in different directions.


    The story behind the Transformers' formative years, then, is an unusually complex one. But ultimately, it boils down to two defining factors: the ingenuity of a varied group of Japanese toy designers, and the cunning of Hasbro, who, in conjunction with Marvel, created an enveloping mythos which is still being told today.

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    ROBOTECH BACK ON NETFLIX


    Robotech: The Essential Episodes
    With Robotech finally on Netflix, we give you our picks for episodes that will get you hooked on this science fiction classic.






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    THR JULY 17, 2017:
    'It' [/i]Director Andy Muschietti to Tackle 'Robotech' for Sony (Exclusive)
    Quote Originally Posted by Borys Kit
    Sony’s Robotech is getting It status.


    Andy Muschietti, who directed the upcoming film version of Stephen King’s It, has been tapped to develop and helm the studio’s adaptation of the anime featuring giant armored warriors.


    Muschietti's creative partner Barbara Muschietti will join 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. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.


    Robotech is a sprawling sci-fi epic that takes place in a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology of an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island. The technology comes in handy when the humankind has to fend off a wave of alien invasions.


    Hollywood has been trying to bring the mechas to the big screen for over a decade, with Sony picking up the rights in 2015. The studio previously courted James Wan to direct the potential franchise before the filmmaker committed to Aquaman.


    The project currently has no writer but the studio expects to work with the Muschietti siblings to find someone to execute Andy Muschietti's filmmaker. The project is a high priority for Sony and it is moving quickly.


    Sanford Panitch and Matthew Milam are overseeing for Columbia. David Hopwood is shepherding for Canton, while Shannon Gaulding runs point for Hollywood Gang.


    Frank and Jehan Agrama, who produced the original series, are also involved.


    Muschietti got his start in horror — he made his English-language debut with the 2013 surprise hit Mama — and is awaiting the September release of It from New Line Cinema. The movie's trailer scored one of the largest views ever in a 24-hour period, with prerelease interest at stratospheric levels. The same applies to Hollywood interest in Muschietti, who looks with It to have pulled off the difficult task of adapting one of King’s classics.


    The filmmaker recently came on board to direct the pilot for Hulu’s television series adaptation of the Joe Hill comic book Locke and Key.

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    Finally we are getting somewhere with this movie! Yeah, there's still no script or anything, but at least they found a director who's willing to take on the project. I loved the cartoons when I was a kid a hundred years ago, and ever since the first Transformers movie came out, I have been waiting that someone in Hollywood would make this as a live action movie as well.

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