Robotech Movie Franchise About to Become Reality
If you're like me and grew up watching transforming piloted robots that resembled F-14's from VF-1 and VF-84, you're gonna love this!
Sony Pictures has picked up the rights to create a movie franchise of the Robotech series.
According to Variety Magazine, 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.
“‘Robotech’ is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human characters that seem drawn from life,” said De Luca. “That’s why we are so excited to be working with Mark and Gianni as we move forward on this project. With a history that offers an epic love triangle, a renegade hero, and a world on the brink of extinction, ‘Robotech’ offers a wide scope and a rich and impressive universe where the story possibilities are endless.”
Let's hope they stick to the already successful format and don't butcher it too much.