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11:20 am - 02/15/2013

Hollywood to make live-action movie adaptation of Robotech


Inspired by the success of the live-action Transformers franchise, Warner Brothers is now reportedly looking to adapt Robotech, the beloved US animated series that was based on three classic Japanese robot anime series that aired in the 80s.

Warner Brothers has been interested in the project for some time now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but no specific details have been released. said that the emergence of a trailer for a fan-made movie a few weeks ago probably spurred on the studio to finally get serious in looking for a director. The name that has cropped up is commercial director Nic Mathieu, who is reportedly in negotiations with WB to helm the film. Mathieu does not have a feature film under his belt but his commercials have a slick, metallic, sci-fi feel that the WB might be looking for in this adaptation.

Robotech was a hugely successful mash-up of three Japanese sci-fi robot anime series that aired in Japan in the 1980s, “Super Dimension Fortress Macross,” “Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross” and “Genesis Climber Mospeada”. Produced by Harmony Gold USA in association with Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd, it had a lot of feature films and adaptations, as well as toys, collectibles and video games. Warner Brothers obviously sees the “major franchise potential” of Robotech. Now if only they can get it all together while nostalgia for this sort of adaptations is still high.


uledy 15th-Feb-2013 05:38 am (UTC)
don't you dare, hollywood.
umbrellaphone 15th-Feb-2013 05:52 am (UTC)
45s 15th-Feb-2013 10:30 am (UTC)
Oh with all white actors, some awful soundtrack, and no mention of japan I bet.

Ugh I hate hollywood when the pull this shit
bowtomecha 19th-Feb-2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Thats sort of what they did to stitch the series together though. They all got american names, overall terrible singing and nothing about Japan.
atelierlune 15th-Feb-2013 11:41 am (UTC)

You don't get it, Hollywood. It's not for you. Stop.
izumi_ixa 15th-Feb-2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
Not again... T___T
They usually do bad adaptations if we talk about anime (or others Japanese series : Sentai VS Power Rangers, Dragon Ball VS... well, that thing that they call "Live Action movie adaptation", Street Fighters, The King of Fighters, and several others).
DO NOT do that with ROBOTECH (well, already they did ROBOTECH from 3 anime series xD).

But if they want to do AGAIN another thing that they call "adaptation", PLEASE, think that there are A LOT of fans around the World waiting for Hollywood STOP doing this kind of awful "adaptations" ¬_¬.
If insist of doing that, at least, DO IT WELL at least once!!! xD
oceandezignz 15th-Feb-2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
londonshowers 15th-Feb-2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
But is Keanu gonna be in it
royu_kiyo 15th-Feb-2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
This has about as much chance of happening as that Akira film, which is to say it won't happen.
love_keiko 15th-Feb-2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
llamaswag 17th-Feb-2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
It's gonna flop.
bowtomecha 19th-Feb-2013 12:48 am (UTC)
I think thousands of people like myself that got latched on to the crack that is anime through the themes of Robotech are both interested and yet nauseated at this.
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