It has been a while since we reported on Robotech, and the last time was when it wanted a crowdfunding. Since then, that crowdfunding project has been cancelled, but Sony is planning to make a live-action movie, and more than one of them.
If you are not familiar with Robotech, it was an animated series from Japan that was imported to America around the mid-80’s. It was actually a three-part story within its eighty-or-so episodes, but the gag is that these were actually three separate series. Yeah, the editors managed to cut-and-paste three different stories into one. I just learned from one of my sources that the three series were The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA.
There was Robotech, The Macross Saga, about a young tyro pilot named Rick Hunter and a city-sized starship called The Macross. Then there was Robotech Masters, a show about a group of mech warriors trying to stop an alien invasion. Then there was Robotech: The Next Generation, which took place after the aliens invaded, with a small band of survivors.
As you can see, there is a lot of material to make a film franchise, several of them. Maybe there is a long-term plan like Marvel is doing with its films. It will be produced by Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton, who did the film Immortals and 300. Michael Gordon also is working on the screenplay. By the way, I remember hearing a rumor that Tobey Maguire was planning on working on a Robotech movie, but that obviously didn’t work.