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Title: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Rude on September 07, 2007, 11:05:23 AM
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(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/4678/robotechmaguirede9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Quote from: The Hollywood Reporter
Maguire, WB attack the big screen with 'Robotech' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i1f2de64a1d24bd55d67832dedc4bd442)

After slipping on a mask for Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire might be slipping into a giant robot for "Robotech."

After a lengthy negotiation, Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the rights to bring anime classic "Robotech," which featured giant robots known as mechas, to the big screen. Maguire is producing through his Maguire Entertainment banner and is eyeing the lead role in what the studio plans on being a tentpole sci-fi franchise.

More here (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i1f2de64a1d24bd55d67832dedc4bd442).

-Rude
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: ImOscardotcom on September 07, 2007, 11:20:13 AM
Lessee, Transformers opened July 3, today's September 7, sooo...it took them 66 days from scrambling around for something that involved giant robots in any way to announcing it with a major star possibly attached. Yep. That's sure lengthy, alright.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Rude on September 07, 2007, 12:04:56 PM
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Sitting in a room with studio execs from Warner Brothers? Trying to explain what Robotech is, and trying to convince them why they should help produce a live action version of it? Even a single day of that would seem lengthy to me.

-Rude
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: GregMcduck on September 07, 2007, 12:59:05 PM
If Hollywood touches Patlabor, I'm leaving for Russia.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on September 07, 2007, 01:21:07 PM
When does the Go-bots movie start?
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Tyrant on September 07, 2007, 01:29:59 PM
When does the Go-bots movie start?

  Hopefully never.

  I know they're going to do Voltron eventually. It got greenlit last year.

 
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: torgosPizza on September 07, 2007, 01:50:26 PM
Am I the only one who, upon rewatching some of these shows, and besides discovering that they were anime, realizes that most of them were just, well ... crappy?
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Tripe on September 07, 2007, 02:04:50 PM
When does the Go-bots movie start?

Do you mean live action of animated? Because they already had one of those.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: GregMcduck on September 07, 2007, 02:15:16 PM
Am I the only one who, upon rewatching some of these shows, and besides discovering that they were anime, realizes that most of them were just, well ... crappy?

Oh, I'm with you there 100%. Robotech is one of the most overrated shows (not just anime) of all time.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on September 07, 2007, 02:21:53 PM
When does the Go-bots movie start?

Do you mean live action of animated? Because they already had one of those.

Live action, and directed by Joel Schumacher!
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Tripe on September 07, 2007, 02:25:54 PM
quelle horreur !
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: mrbasehart on September 07, 2007, 07:59:03 PM
I'm waiting for the Jason and the Wheeled Warriors adaptation - that would seriously rock.   :)
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Sideswipe on September 07, 2007, 08:50:48 PM
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors.  The theme song for that show rocked.  Soooo 80s.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 07, 2007, 08:52:38 PM
Tobey Maguire starring in a Robotech movie sounds like a good thing to me.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Chaos on September 08, 2007, 10:18:46 AM
Tobey Maguire starring in a Robotech movie sounds like a good thing to me.

Yeah, putting two things together that I refuse to watch just makes it extra convenient and easy to avoid. :)
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Jason_Voorhees on September 08, 2007, 07:19:08 PM
Robotech could be good. Unlike Transformers (which I love despite the evil hands of Mr. Bay) Robotech is rich in characters and drama similar to the likes of the new Battlestar Galactica or Babylon 5. And as seen in Transformers (and really the only good thing about) transformers robots/mecha can be done right and look damn good.

Years ago there were rumors of WETA producing a live action Neon Genesis Evangelion movie. This I think would have been a very bad move, mostly because the subject matter (child abuse, sexual tension, religion ex.) and cultural distinction would have been lost in trying to create a film for the western audience (let alone the "mainstream" audience). I've always thought Mobile Suit Gundam or Robotech/Macross had the ability to transfer to the big screen well and loose little of what made great in the first place through characters, drama or effects.

Here's an intresting article of IGN's Dream Cast for a Robotech movie:
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/818/818866p1.html

Then again Hollywood not only managed to ruin the simplest concepts:
(http://imagesource.allposters.com/images/140/039_scooby_doo_doublesided.jpg)
(http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news/4107/_1166055302.jpg)
(http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/alvin.jpg)
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: MSTJedi on September 08, 2007, 11:13:08 PM
Am I the only one who, upon rewatching some of these shows, and besides discovering that they were anime, realizes that most of them were just, well ... crappy?

Oh, I'm with you there 100%. Robotech is one of the most overrated shows (not just anime) of all time.

Okay, I'll admit that the melodrama is thick as pea soup in the Robotech series, but I think it could make for a good movie if they get some decent writers to come up with dialogue that's a little more believable than the anime series . . . or at least the English version we got in the States. Can't speak for the original Japanese story.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 09, 2007, 12:06:21 AM
Tobey Maguire starring in a Robotech movie sounds like a good thing to me.

Yeah, putting two things together that I refuse to watch just makes it extra convenient and easy to avoid. :)

BTW, what I wrote was supposed to be read with the sound of sarcasm in your head.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on January 25, 2013, 10:44:29 AM
Warner Bros. Chooses 'Robotech' Director (Heat Vision Exclusive) (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warner-bros-chooses-robotech-director-415144)
Commercials helmer Nic Mathieu is in talks to helm the studio's adaptation of the mecha-centered Japanese cartoon series.
Quote from: 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.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Sideswipe on January 25, 2013, 02:29:32 PM
This really needs to be a new Battlestar Galactica-esque t.v. show, not a movie.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on January 25, 2013, 06:00:34 PM
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This really needs to be a new Battlestar Galactica-esque t.v. show, not a movie.

No
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Sideswipe on January 25, 2013, 06:22:19 PM
Why not?
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on January 25, 2013, 06:35:49 PM
Why not?

because i dont think that robotech fit's that mold.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Sideswipe on January 25, 2013, 06:45:49 PM
The Macross saga definitely does.  That was a dark show.  It even had some similiar shit happens moments where people get killed simply because someone screwed up.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on January 25, 2013, 06:53:34 PM
aslo had humor in all the right places.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on February 05, 2015, 07:31:27 AM
Robotech Movie Back Online With Hollywood Gang, ‘300’ Scribe Michael Gordon (http://deadline.com/2015/02/robotech-movie-hollywood-gang-1201364914/)
Quote from:  Mike Fleming Jr
EXCLUSIVE: The 80s anime series Robotech has been a fascination of filmmakers from Tobey Maguire to Akiva Goldsman, Joby Harold, Gough & Millar, and Lawrence Kasdan. All have tried to adapt the series for the big screen. Stepping up to hopefully get it done is Warner Bros-based producers Hollywood Gang, with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton producing and 300 and G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra scribe Michael Gordon set to write. They are already eyeing a filmmaker to steer that development and I’m told that Andy Muschietti is the guy they covet. In the 1980s, Robotech, which was brought to America by Frank Agrama and Harmony Gold, was the TV show which introduced a generation of American kids to the revolutionary visual style and open ended storytelling of anime.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Zeether on February 10, 2015, 06:48:48 PM
As fun as it would be to see transforming Valkyries in live action. I'm not filling Harmony Gold's pockets to see it even if it's not a large percentage of cash. They may not be the sole reason for other Macross series not coming stateside but they're definitely a thorn in everyone's backside for having a grip on the rights.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: The Lurker on March 25, 2015, 07:31:51 PM
Sony Assembles 1980s Sci-Fi Anime ‘Robotech'
http://deadline.com/2015/03/star-trek-3-idris-elba-robotech-sony-michael-de-luca-1201398788/
Good luck with that one.  Legal issues in 3...2...
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on March 26, 2015, 08:02:18 AM
Sony Takes Over ‘Robotech,’ Plans Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE)
http://variety.com/2015/film/news/robotech-movie-sony-tv-series-anime-1201460191/
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Sideswipe on March 26, 2015, 08:27:33 AM
Calm down Sony.  Lets see if you can manage one film without fucking it up before you start thinking about more.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Toyland Chairman on March 26, 2015, 06:04:54 PM
There's be many go nowhere ROBOTECH projects over the years. I'll believe it when I'm watching it in the theater.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on March 26, 2015, 06:14:20 PM
Sony is in a rush for new  franchise's  and they said they are fast tracking it,so we will see.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Toyland Chairman on March 27, 2015, 10:40:43 AM
Sony is in a rush for new  franchise's  and they said they are fast tracking it,so we will see.

They're doing the same with GHOSTBUSTERS, and probably a lot of other franchises they chose out of a hat. Most of them probably won't even happen. Sony's just on the rebound after loosing SPIDER-MAN.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Sideswipe on March 27, 2015, 10:52:19 AM
They didnt lose Spider-Man, they are just failing at making good Spider-Man movies.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Toyland Chairman on March 27, 2015, 04:34:12 PM
They didnt lose Spider-Man, they are just failing at making good Spider-Man movies.
And now Marvel Studios will be making them from now on.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Pak-Man on March 27, 2015, 04:51:31 PM
Not quite. Marvel and Sony share the same Spider-Man. Any Spider-Man solo/Spider-Man Universe movies will still be Sony, but Marvel can use him whenever they want. Marvel doesn't have to pay Sony, Sony doesn't have to pay Marvel.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Toyland Chairman on March 27, 2015, 05:51:12 PM
Not quite. Marvel and Sony share the same Spider-Man. Any Spider-Man solo/Spider-Man Universe movies will still be Sony, but Marvel can use him whenever they want. Marvel doesn't have to pay Sony, Sony doesn't have to pay Marvel.

So they're just hoping Marvel's Spider-Man will b e a hit so they can use the same one for their own future movie?
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Darth Geek on March 27, 2015, 06:14:11 PM
Not quite. Marvel and Sony share the same Spider-Man. Any Spider-Man solo/Spider-Man Universe movies will still be Sony, but Marvel can use him whenever they want. Marvel doesn't have to pay Sony, Sony doesn't have to pay Marvel.

So they're just hoping Marvel's Spider-Man will b e a hit so they can use the same one for their own future movie?
That sounds about right.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Pak-Man on March 27, 2015, 06:33:51 PM
Yeah. Since Marvel's Spider-Man is going to play with the Avengers, I think Sony's hoping to steal that thunder for their solo Spider-Man movies.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Darth Geek on March 27, 2015, 06:52:40 PM
Yeah. Since Marvel's Spider-Man is going to play with the Avengers, I think Sony's hoping to steal that thunder for their solo Spider-Man movies.
Which isn't really a bad plan, honestly. Amazing Spiderman 2 made a good amount of money, and it does have it's fans, but doing more Spiderman movies extending off of that seems like it would keep going even farther off the rails into a Batman & Robin style disaster rather quickly.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on April 30, 2015, 07:12:08 AM
James Wan Circling 'Robotech' for Sony (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/james-wan-circling-robotech-sony-792447)
The filmmaker also has the offer and is in talks to direct Aquaman for Warners. Universal, meanwhile, wants him for Fast & Furious 8.

James Wan In Talks To Direct ‘Robotech’ For Sony (http://deadline.com/2015/04/james-wan-robotech-director-talks-sony-1201418183/)
Quote from: Mike Fleming Jr
EXCLUSIVE:
Coming off steering the huge success of Universal’s Furious 7, director James Wan is in early discussions with Sony Pictures to direct Robotech, the feature adaptation of the 1980s sci-fi anime series that is being eyed as a worldwide franchise. Wan is one of the hottest directors in town after Furious 7‘s success — it has grossed $1.3 billion so far in worldwide box office — and has a lot of offers on the table. But I’m hearing he and Sony are going to try and make this work though the deal talks are in the beginning stages.

Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari and Atmosphere’s Mark Canton are producing a script from Michael Gordon, reuniting the trio who worked on 300. The original U.S. TV series Robotech was based on three different Japanese series and focused on the use of robotic technology found on a crashed alien starship that Earth used to fight off various alien invasions. The Harmony Gold-produced series has a place in the fanboy Hall of Fame for introducing a generation of American kids to the visual style and open-ended storytelling of anime.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 01, 2015, 05:17:21 AM
OK, but where is Tobey Maguire in all this?!?  PROMISES WERE MADE BY THIS THREAD!
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Sideswipe on May 01, 2015, 06:24:47 AM
The Tobey Maguire is a lie...
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on May 03, 2015, 12:20:29 PM
the mod's should just  take Tobey Maguire out of the topic title.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 07, 2015, 06:33:52 PM
the mod's should just  take Tobey Maguire out of the topic title.

NO!
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on May 08, 2015, 07:31:04 AM
the mod's should just  take Tobey Maguire out of the topic title.

NO!

why not, he is not going to be in the movie.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 08, 2015, 07:52:07 AM
WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN BY SHEER FORCE OF WILL!
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Henry88 on May 08, 2015, 10:57:28 AM
WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN BY SHEER FORCE OF WILL!

like that ever works.
Title: Re: Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH.
Post by: Sideswipe on May 08, 2015, 11:04:15 AM
It did for Star Trek...
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Pak-Man on May 08, 2015, 11:12:04 AM
There. I fixed it to make it accurate and kept Mr. Unusual's sense of optimism!
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 11, 2015, 09:58:00 PM
Pak... You know what I like!
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Henry88 on June 03, 2015, 04:17:33 PM
James Wan Closes Deals to Direct 'Aquaman' and 'Robotech' (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/james-wan-closes-deals-direct-799686)
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Henry88 on May 13, 2016, 04:26:52 PM
a bit old mind you.
Sony Confirms 'CHARLIE'S ANGELS' Reboot, 'ROBOTECH' Flick, and More! (http://www.latino-review.com/news/sony-confirms-charlies-angels-reboot-robotech-flick-and-more)
Quote from: Joseph Medina
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.
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Henry88 on June 30, 2017, 09:37:16 AM
back in march of this year
The Live-Action 'Robotech' Movie Still Lives On
https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2017/03/02/the-live-action-robotech-movie-still-lives-on/#597866f87307
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Henry88 on July 17, 2017, 09:25:30 PM
THR JULY 17, 2017: (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/robotech-movie-director-andy-muschietti-direct-1021744)
'It' Director Andy Muschietti to Tackle 'Robotech' for Sony (Exclusive)
Quote from: 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.
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Zeether on July 18, 2017, 07:52:27 AM
Still don't see this ever making it off the ground. No pun intended.

Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Darth Geek on July 18, 2017, 09:55:02 AM
Still don't see this ever making it off the ground. No pun intended.


I would have said the same thing years ago. But with the resurgence of giant monster and giant robot movies lately, if there is any time it's going to happen it'd be now.
That doesn't mean it'll actually be good, though. I still doubt that.
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Zeether on August 06, 2017, 08:40:13 PM
It won't be good. From what I've heard Harmony Gold can't actually use the mech designs outside merch (which is hilarious in itself, look no further than them using a traced version of a Hi-Metal Strike Valkyrie product photo for a shirt (https://twitter.com/VF5SS/status/886220663752724480)) so presumably they would have to draw up completely different designs for the Valkyrie, Destroids etc or just have transforming jets/bikes/whatever and say "Hey here's Rick Hunter" and call it a day.

I'll laugh if it's a shot for shot version of the infamous "Robotech The Movie" that Cannon distributed. Or it's that aborted Robotech Academy series they tried to kickstart (and failed) as a film. Or [insert any of the canceled Robotech projects here]
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Darth Geek on August 07, 2017, 06:30:39 AM
It won't be good. From what I've heard Harmony Gold can't actually use the mech designs outside merch (which is hilarious in itself, look no further than them using a traced version of a Hi-Metal Strike Valkyrie product photo for a shirt (https://twitter.com/VF5SS/status/886220663752724480)) so presumably they would have to draw up completely different designs for the Valkyrie, Destroids etc or just have transforming jets/bikes/whatever and say "Hey here's Rick Hunter" and call it a day.

I'll laugh if it's a shot for shot version of the infamous "Robotech The Movie" that Cannon distributed. Or it's that aborted Robotech Academy series they tried to kickstart (and failed) as a film. Or [insert any of the canceled Robotech projects here]
You know they'll just make the designs overcomplicated messes, like the Bayformers.  :P
Title: Re: No Tobey Maguire in ROBOTECH - YET
Post by: Henry88 on September 12, 2017, 09:51:21 PM
Deadline September 12, 2017: (http://deadline.com/2017/09/robotech-movie-jason-fuchs-writer-wonder-woman-1202168300/)
Wonder Woman’s Jason Fuchs To Write ‘Robotech’ For Sony
Quote from: Dominic Patten
EXCLUSIVE: Sony’s adaptation of Robotech found its director in Andy Muschietti back in July, and now Jason Fuchs is on board to write the screenplay for the feature based on the popular ’80s anime TV series.

Fuchs, who co-wrote the story for Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman with Zack Snyder and Allan Heinsberg, will be working with Muschetti to create the new Rototech from scratch, I’ve learned.

The high-priority Robotech takes place in an era when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology of an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island. The residents of the third planet from the sun are now using that converted tech to fight off an impending alien invasion – aka big tentpole stuff.

Based on the Harmony Gold USA and Japan’s Tatsunoko Productions TV show, the big-screen version will be produced by Barbara Muschietti, Andy’s sister and creative partner; and 300 producers Mark Canton; and Gianni Nunnari. David Hopwood will be overseeing for Canton while Shannon Gaulding is doing the same for Hollywood Gang. Frank and Jehan Agrama, who produced the original TV series, brought the project in.

Having made his blockbuster bones with Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012, Fuchs saw his Pan script hit the Black List the following year. Directed by Joe Wright, the Peter Pan prequel of sorts came out in 2015.

Fuchs is repped by WME and Brookside Artist Management.