Robotech Movies
This past weekends Anime Expo 2009 had a panel discussion titled, Robotech Past, Present, Future. The following was revealed,
images.jpgWhen it comes to giant robots involved in complex political warfare, Japan sure knows how to craft some compelling stories. What Americans know as Robotech is actually three different anime series set in the same continuity. It’s kind of a Power Rangers situation, but Robotech remained much more faithful to its source material.

Released just a year after the anime concluded, Robotech made its American debut in 1985. For the kids of that time, seeing giant transformable robots duking it out was more than enough fun, and little attention was paid to the series’ extensive main cast.
Live-Action Robotech Movie on the Horizon, Rhys Thomas at the Helm

Like hopping from the past into the future, Robotech is finally moving again.

When a piece of media is being adapted from one form to another, it can be stuck with problem after problem. Trials with the rights to the Intellectual Property, problems with time, creative team members coming and going and changing the feel of the overall product halfway through, you name it. Robotech is no different and has struggled immensely trying to make its way from animated series to live-action films.
Robotech Animated Series
Robotech: The Macross Saga (1985)

Robotech is an animated series from the 1980s that originally came from Harmony Gold. There were three different Japanese animated series that came out of the Intellectual Properties: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada. All three of the series were redubbed and recut so that they could work together to form one overarching storyline that all worked together cohesively.

The story of Robotech is set during a time when humanity found an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific Island and used it to develop giant robots to protect themselves and fight off an alien invasion. Japan does love their giant robots and giant reptiles, but this animated series was one of the more popular ones, and its popularity wasn’t limited only to Japan.

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Film Adaptation

Production companies have been trying to make a film adaptation of Robotech for a while now. The project has been in production for as long as 15 years. Warner Bros. initiated the project in 2007, wanting to develop a live-action film with Tobey Maguire’s production company. The project was then taken over by Sony Pictures in 2015 who were planning on “moving quickly towards the production of a future global franchise,” which never came to fruition.

A massive legal battle commenced between Harmony Gold and the advertising firm Big West (who own the rights to the original Japanese series Macross) which held up production further until the two massive companies could agree on the intellectual property. Finally, production was able to commence in 2021.

The film adaptation was initially intended to respect the origin of the material but was adapted so that it could tell a modern story. Harmony Gold is involved with the project to ensure that it stays loyal to its source material. The film adaptation is now finally in development after Marcum & Holloway were able to work with the script, which has also been rewritten by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka.
Rhys Thomas

The project has had a few directors playing musical chairs with the director’s seat. The original director that was attached to the live-action film adaptation was James Wan (The Conjuring 2), however, he had to leave to make the first Aquaman movie. Then, IT and The Flash director Andy Muschietti briefly sat in the chair before he too had to leave. Now it would appear that the movie has finally found a director in Rhys Thomas.

Rhys Thomas has climbed the directorial ladder since the debut of Disney+’s Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner and many other characters from the MCU reprising their roles. The director is credited for the first, second, and final episodes of the show, and is the executive producer of the series. He is currently on a bit of a streak and people are expecting great things from the live-action adaptation.

Let’s hope that the production of the animated series can maintain the new momentum that they have found and that it won’t be too long before we are hearing another update from them.
What with the decades long legal battle regarding Macross and Robotech now resolved, Sony has seemingly restarted its live-action Robotech movie project by bringing on Rhys Thomas to direct the film.

According to Deadline, Rhys Thomas of Hawkeye fame is now set to direct this live-action movie adaptation of Robotech. This is at least the third change of director for the project, with Andy Muschietti and James Wan previously set to helm the movie.

The movie itself has also been in production hell for a long time, so whether we will actually get actual movie this time around remains to be seen.However, the fact that the legal issues surrounding Robotech are now seemingly resolved may mean this movie could happen after all.

If you are unfamiliar with the history of Robotech, the original cartoon series was a mishmash of three disparate anime series from Japan, that of Macross, Southern Cross and MOSPEADA.

While those series lacked any common narrative thread between them, Robotech stitched them together into a new story. That said, the first part of Robotech was still very close to the original Macross in terms of the plot and characters. The original rights for Macross were also very complicated and they weren’t properly resolved until April last year.

Like with all live-action adaptations of anime that involved Hollywood, I am not overly optimistic that this will turn out all that well. Not least because the mecha design is such an integral part of the original series. Admittedly, they could hire Shoji Kawamori to design the mecha for this new Robotech adaptation, as he penned the original designs in Macross as well as being one of the show’s original creators, but I doubt people in Hollywood are that savvy.

Instead, I am preparing for the worst yet again, not to mention some truly disappointing mecha designs.
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1) Robotech II: The Sentinels

The first intended sequel to the original Robotech series was a 65-episode series titled The Sentinels, which began to be produced in 1986. But only three episodes, serving as a sort of feature-length pilot, even got animated. The show was going to combine Robotech's three sagas — Macross, Southern Cross and Next Generation (each originally culled from a different anime series and edited together to create Robotech) — although the series would take place more or less at the same timeframe as Next Generation. In the show, Rick Hunter, Lasa Hayes and other Macross characters would be joined by Dana Sterling and Bowie Grant from Southern Cross, taking a new Super-Dimensional Fortress into space to combat both the Robotech Masters and the Invid. According to Robotech mastermind Carl Macek, when the dollar/yen exchanged rate plummeted in the mid-'80s, the project became too expensive for Robotech toy producer Matchbox, and the project was canceled.

2) Robotech III: The Odyssey

This second Robotech sequel never made it past the proposal stage, and thus existed entirely in Macek's mind. It was completely insane, even by the loose standards of '80s anime. This new series would have taken place after Sentinels — the non-existent Sentinels — and featured the Macross/Southern Cross characters on the SDF-3 going back in time, becoming the Robotech Masters, and eventually making the original Super-Dimensional Fortress that would crash-land on Earth in the very first Robotech episode, which of course kicked off the entire series. Furthermore, Minmei (best known as the underage Chinese pop star who mercilessly toys with Rick Hunter's affection in Macross) would give birth to Zor, the Master who created the Protoculture that fueled all Robotechnology, and who sent the SDF-1 to Earth just before his death. Madness.
3) Robotech 3000

In 2000, Macek tried again, planning a new cartoon that would utilize the CG that seemed to be so popular with the kids. The show was set in 2999 with an all-new crew, ship, and whatever the hell was mutating and controlling corrupted mecha. Robotech fans just hated it, mostly because it was CG and not the classic anime style of the original, but it didn't matter because the CG production company Nutter Digital went bankrupt not long after the above demo footage was created, and the project was scrapped. Macek and Harmony Gold then worked on a Robotech direct-to-DVD movie titled Shadow Chronicles, directed by Tommy Yune, which actually did manage to get fully made and released, albeit seven years later.

4) Robotech: Shadow Rising

Of course, since Shadow Chronicles did get released, Harmony Gold planned to follow it up with another direct-to-DVD movie. It was announced by Yune at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con, and other than its title and the fact it was originally supposed to come out in 2009, virtually nothing is known about it. Supposedly it's been postponed because of the omnipresent threat of a live-action Robotech movie, but who knows. However, at the 2013 Comic-Con, Yune suggested that Shadow Rising may still come out in 2015. I wouldn't hold your breath.
5) Robotech Academy

Announced on July 5th at this year's Anime Expo, the proposed series Robotech Academy is currently only a Kickstarter project and one that has earned only $166,000 of its $500,000 goal, with just 16 more days to go. So Robotech Academy hasn't officially failed yet, but it's not looking good. If somehow fans do get their shit (and their checkbooks) together, the series would be set at the same time as the (still completely non-existent) Sentinels series, and would feature a new generation of young characters in a combination training academy/Robotechnology research center, which is attacked by the Children of Zor, a cult of aliens who want the protoculture stored in said Academy. But then the Academy is accidentally transported across the galaxy, much like in the original Macross saga. Even if the Kickstarter's goal is reached, this would only fund a pilot — so turning that into a full-fledged Academy series would be another battle entirely, not to mention a much more difficult one.
Reflex Point, also known by the code name SX Point 83, was the location of the containment complex where the remains of the SDF-1 were buried after the Battle of New Macross City in 2014.

During the Second Robotech War, the Robotech Masters sought to recover the hidden Protoculture Matrix. It contents, the Invid Flower of Life, had already begun to break through the containment unit of the SDF-1 wreckage. In an act of desperation, Zor Prime blew up a Tirolian Mothership above the three giant burial mounds in an attempt to wipe out the flowers. However, the attempt backfired as the blast only succeeded in spreading the spores around the Earth.

Within a year, the Invid Sensor Nebula pinpointed the growth of the Flower of Life on Earth and the Invid Invasion began. The Army of the Southern Cross and other Earth forces, already weakened by war with the Robotech Masters, were no match for the Invid. Reflex Point soon fell under the control of the Invid Queen - also known as the Regess.

After years of failed attempts to liberate the Earth, the returning Robotech Expeditionary Force launched a massive final assault to retake Reflex Point. Led by the SDF-4, the expedition utilized new Shadow Fighters and was prepared to use Neutron-S missiles to destroy Reflex Point and the Earth if the mission failed.

At the command of the Invid Regess, the Invid amassed their life forces and abandoned Reflex Point and the Earth. The departing burst of energy wiped out the Neutron-S missiles and many REF ships in the process. Afterwards, the famed singer Yellow Dancer held a farewell concert near the ruins of Reflex Point to celebrate the end of the Third Robotech War.
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Robotech fans: it's finally happening! It looks like the Robotech movie will come alive, this time with The 300 and The 300: Rise of an Empire army behind it. Hollywood Gang producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton, best known for the CG/live action franchise that made togas popular again, will be producing with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra screenwriter Michael Gordon in the pilot's seat as writer. Andy Muschietti, the Spaniard who directed Mama and is the current listed director for Shadow of the Colossus will helm the project.

Deadline Hollywood broke the news that the much-stalled Warner Bros. project has finally been greenlighted with a working crew that means business. Robotech fans have been sitting on the edge of their seats since 2007 when it was announced that Tobey Macguire's production company had acquired rights to the property. By 2013, reports said Leonardo DiCaprio had turned down a role in Star Wars VII to star in a lead role. Lawrence Kasden, (The Empire Strikes Back) was then pegged as screenwriter.

Collective Hollywood wisdom is that the project didn't gel fast enough with the players involved. DiCaprio and Maguire went on to play CG manor house with Baz Lurhmann in The Great Gatsby and Robotech lingered in everyone's memories as a great movie that could have been much better than Pacific Rim..

What is Robotech and why are all these big names circling around it as if it were a giant robotic honeyhive? Well children, before there was a Transformers film franchise there was Robotech. Back in the 1980s, Harmony Gold brought the Japanese anime series stateside.

It was cobbled together from various parts of an original Japanese matrix from Tatsunoko Studios: Super Dimension Fortress: Macross, Genesis Climber Mospeada, and Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross. The story involves a spacecraft that crashes to earth and sources humans with the technology they need to fight potential space invaders with "Robotechnology."

Lead characters like Rick Hunter and Lisa Hayes are young, pretty and full of spunk. Think "Speed Racer dates Sailor Moon." The series even spawned its own animated feature film, Robotech: The Movie in 1986 which used parts of the Japanese anime series not in the TV franchise and which got limited theatrical release.

Robotech aroused passion in those who loved it. There were toys, comics, and lots of chatter through the years at Comic-Con about a live-action film.

And like all great stories, it lived on in the back of people's minds. So after Toby, Leo and Lawrence dropped the ball, Warner Bros. has decided to dust it off and hand it over to the Hollywood Gang. Let The 300 folks sort it out!

We liked Mama for its creepy CG hag heroine and its tight storytelling so we think Andy Muschietti might finally be able to pilot Robotech into its space dock and bring this one home. Michael Gordon did nice work on The 300, although some may question his chops after Cobra.

With a successful crew like Hollywood Gang in place the question is: who will star? Macguire and Di Caprio have aged out of the young space pilot roles. How about Isaac Hempstead-Wright? The 15-year old actor playing Game of Thrones Bran Stark is currently playing poker with Hodor while that story segment is on hold. He already looks like Rick Hunter with that bouffant hair and those big, anime eyes.
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Sony Pictures has secured rights to the popular anime series “Robotech” and views the project as a potential film franchise.
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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.

The project will be overseen at Sony Pictures by Sony Pictures Entertainment Group president Doug Belgrad, Columbia Pictures production chief Michael De Luca, and Sony Pictures vice president of creative production Matthew Milam.

“‘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.”

“Robotech” derives from a series of popular Japanese TV shows that made their way over to the United States in the 1980s, eventually inspiring books, role playing games, video games, toys and collectibles.

“I’m thrilled to be back in business with Sony Pictures and Gianni and I look forward to working with the studio on this global franchise-driven opportunity,” said Canton, who ran the studio in the 1990s. “‘Robotech’ is a very significant and legendary part of the growth of anime into the force that it is today, and we’re excited to be adapting it for modern audiences.”

The rights to the material had originally been at Warner Bros. with Tobey Maguire and Akiva Goldsman on board as producers. At various points the project attracted interest from the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and commercial director Nic Mathieu, but the studio never moved forward with a feature film. When they became free, they were nabbed Canton’s Atmosphere and Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang labels.

“When the rights to ‘Robotech’ became available we jumped; Mark and I knew it had what big movies in today’s world must have if they want to grab everyone: insane visuals and powerful themes,” said Nunnari. “The characters in ‘Robotech’ wrestle with both the destructive and redemptive powers of technology; nothing is more relevant today than that.”

Frank Agrama of Harmony Gold, which is the original intellectual property rights holder, will executive produce with Michael Gordon and Jehan Agrama. Leonard B. Rosman and Christy Duran will serve as co-producers.

The deal on behalf of Harmony Gold and the producers was negotiated by Ralph P Brescia of Bloom Hergott, together with Leonard B. Rosman, Esq. of the Law Offices of Leonard B. Rosman and Christy Duran, Esq. of Harmony Gold.
Robotech fans: it's finally happening! It looks like the Robotech movie will come alive, this time with The 300 and The 300: Rise of an Empire army behind it. Hollywood Gang producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton, best known for the CG/live action franchise that made togas popular again, will be producing with G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra screenwriter Michael Gordon in the pilot's seat as writer. Andy Muschietti, the Spaniard who directed Mama and is the current listed director for Shadow of the Colossus will helm the project.

Deadline Hollywood broke the news that the much-stalled Warner Bros. project has finally been greenlighted with a working crew that means business. Robotech fans have been sitting on the edge of their seats since 2007 when it was announced that Tobey Macguire's production company had acquired rights to the property. By 2013, reports said Leonardo DiCaprio had turned down a role in Star Wars VII to star in a lead role. Lawrence Kasden, (The Empire Strikes Back) was then pegged as screenwriter.

Collective Hollywood wisdom is that the project didn't gel fast enough with the players involved. DiCaprio and Maguire went on to play CG manor house with Baz Lurhmann in The Great Gatsby and Robotech lingered in everyone's memories as a great movie that could have been much better than Pacific Rim..

What is Robotech and why are all these big names circling around it as if it were a giant robotic honeyhive? Well children, before there was a Transformers film franchise there was Robotech. Back in the 1980s, Harmony Gold brought the Japanese anime series stateside.

It was cobbled together from various parts of an original Japanese matrix from Tatsunoko Studios: Super Dimension Fortress: Macross, Genesis Climber Mospeada, and Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross. The story involves a spacecraft that crashes to earth and sources humans with the technology they need to fight potential space invaders with "Robotechnology."

Lead characters like Rick Hunter and Lisa Hayes are young, pretty and full of spunk. Think "Speed Racer dates Sailor Moon." The series even spawned its own animated feature film, Robotech: The Movie in 1986 which used parts of the Japanese anime series not in the TV franchise and which got limited theatrical release.

Robotech aroused passion in those who loved it. There were toys, comics, and lots of chatter through the years at Comic-Con about a live-action film.

And like all great stories, it lived on in the back of people's minds. So after Toby, Leo and Lawrence dropped the ball, Warner Bros. has decided to dust it off and hand it over to the Hollywood Gang. Let The 300 folks sort it out!

We liked Mama for its creepy CG hag heroine and its tight storytelling so we think Andy Muschietti might finally be able to pilot Robotech into its space dock and bring this one home. Michael Gordon did nice work on The 300, although some may question his chops after Cobra.

With a successful crew like Hollywood Gang in place the question is: who will star? Macguire and Di Caprio have aged out of the young space pilot roles. How about Isaac Hempstead-Wright? The 15-year old actor playing Game of Thrones Bran Stark is currently playing poker with Hodor while that story segment is on hold. He already looks like Rick Hunter with that bouffant hair and those big, anime eyes.
IGN can confirm It director Andrés Muschietti has signed on to helm the film adaptation of the beloved 1980s cartoon series. Muschietti will work with his sibling and creative partner Barbara Muschietti, who will produce the project along with 300 producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari.
The producers behind the original series, Frank and Jehan Agrama, are also involved with the movie. The film does not have a writer or a release date yet.

A Robotech film had been gestating at Warner Bros. back in 2007. Sony picked up the rights in 2015, when it was rumored Aquaman director James Wan was Sony's top choice to helm the project.

Robotech follows mankind's fight against an alien invasion by using giant robots. The original 85-episode anime series aired in the United States in 1985. Since then, the sci-fi franchise has had several film, book and video game adaptations.

The Hollywood Reporter originally reported Muschietti's involvement.The live-action Robotech movie has switched directors yet again from James Wan to Andy Muschietti.

If you remember, James Wan was set to direct this Robotech movie adaptation and seemed to actually know his stuff when it came to the anime origins behind the series, citing Macross openly in an interview.

However, in the time since he has been attached to other movies, such as the upcoming Aquaman that is set for release next year. That means Robotech needs a new director and according to the Hollywood Reporter, that will be Andy Muschietti.

Having already directed the excellent 2013 movie Mama and set to helm the upcoming adaptation of It, he is also attached to direct the live-action movie of Shadow of the Colossus.

This Robotech movie still has no script to speak of though and none of the actors been cast yet. However, this movie is apparently a priority for Sony and the production is now moving head quickly.

In all fairness though, it is clear that this movie adaptation is obviously pretty troubled and much like the live-action Akira movie, I will be surprised if this ever gets made.

After the recent disaster of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, it is obviously Hollywood wants to leverage the popularity of anime and manga based properties in the West but still has no idea how to do that.

Robotech is a very complex property, as it is comprised of three disparate anime series, namely Macross, Southern Cross and Mospeada. It would make the most sense to focus on the first of those three, as the Macross arc is what most Robotech fans remember.

However, in doing so it unleashes all manner of difficult problems that need to be resolved. Not only will the production need to get the narrative and world setting right but they will also have to properly handle the movie’s mecha design.

For the original Macross, Shoji Kawamori did both the narrative and mecha design. On the latter, he also went about building the world along with rationalizing how the mecha would fit into that.

When I interviewed Kawamori back in 2015 about his approach to mecha design and world building, he was very clear on this creative process.

In terms of my approach to designing mecha, there are obviously many ways but I tend to start with the world setting, what sort of work it will be. In my case, it's not just about designing the mechanical part but figuring out how the ideas work as a whole. This is often because these are often original works and a degree of internal coherence is obviously necessary.

In character design, the characters have nearly the same biological structure to a human being, unless the characters are particularly special such as aliens. As the characters are designed naturally, the points of the designs should mainly be anatomy, hair style as well the overall art style.

Since mecha are artificial objects, the types of people that would make and control its manufacturing process should also be included in the narrative setting. Not to mention, it is also important to have the mecha to be equivalent to the technological standard in the narrative setting. So I need to be really immersed in that narrative in order to understand what kind of mecha I have to design.

Sometimes the mecha design is born alongside the overall concept but at the same time when I am designing the main mecha, it can affect events in the story. So mecha design for me is not as straightforward as it may seem.

So going down the Michael Bay route as per the new Transformers movies as to the mecha would be all sorts of wrong and awful, not least because the iconic transforming variable fighters in Macross are piloted, so they need to be treated like believable vehicles.

Whatever happens though, I will be very surprised to see this Robotech movie get made but I wish Andy Muschietti the best of luck with this project, as he will most certainly need it.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Sony Pictures has set their sights on Mama and IT director Andy Muschietti to develop and direct the long-gestating adaptation of the anime Robotech. Muschietti’s producing partner (and sister) Barbara Muschietti will produce the film alongside Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton.

Robotech debuted in the 1980s from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Productions. A peculiar science fiction amalgamation, the show re-edited and re-wrote the dialogue of three Japanese anime series (The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA) 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 isle. 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.

Nunnari and Canton previously announced they would “bring their modern sensibility to the tentpole, reintroducing today’s audiences to the Robotech universe.” The film has had a number of filmmakers and writers attached previously, including James Wan (Furious 7, Aquaman), Nic Mathieu, and Akiva Goldsman.
Known for essentially being a patchwork franchise, Harmony Gold's Robotech is one of the first major anime to really hit it big in America. The show combined footage from the original entry in the legendary Macross series with other, unrelated shows to create a mostly original series. Though fans of the original certainly have less than rosy opinions on the material's Americanization, Robotech unquestionably planted the seeds for the success of later releases like Gundam and other mech anime outside of Japan.

Its success spawned Robotech: The Movie, which premiered 35 years ago in 1986 and also spliced together footage from disparate sources. Only slightly related to the series and receiving a truncated release, Robotech: The Movie is now essentially lost to time due to legal issues. Here's how a forgotten entry in the controversial series loosely tied into the story, and why it's now become an unobtainable relic

The global army could secure and cordon off the historic site of the SDF-1 and SDF-2. It was here that Khyron, the insane Zentraedi, made his suicide run into the famous battle fortress. Despite attempts to "clean" the site, dangerous levels of radiation permeate the area. To avoid endangering the lives of the curious and reverent, the giant warships have ben buried and placed off limits. The presence of the Southern Cross insures this.
Legends of the SDF-1 and the secrets that might remain hidden inside her attract high-tech pirates. For their own protection, as well as world security, they must not be allowed to plunder the vessels.
The SDF-1 is a symbol of man's tenacity and triumph over a seemingly unbeatable foe. The Southern Cross' close proximity to the famous vessel stirs the hearts of all people, and at the same time imparts a certain credibility to Earth's new defenders.

Monument City is a massive military complex, complete with Robotechnology, manufacturing, space capabilities, arsenal, medical, housing, civilian and training facilities. It is the home of the Tactical Corps, tactical Air Force, the Cosmic Unit, and mecha divisions the Alpha Tactical Armoured Corp (ATAC) and the Tactical Armoured Space Corp (TASC). The Global Military Police (GMP) also have a major unit established at Monument City. All of these specific branches of the Southern Cross are headquartered in the North American Sector.

The Civil Defence Unit (ground troops), Civil Defence Flying Corp, and Recon Escort Patrol, are headquartered at the old RDF Yellowstone Base, about 150 miles to the south. The Yellowstone Base is considered to be part of the Monument City/Southern Cross military complex, which should give you a fair idea of the Armies' scope. A small branch of the Robotech Defence Force (RDF) also still operates out of the Yellowstone Base in co-operation with the Southern Cross. A small arsenal of RDF mecha, in perfect condition, is maintained by the RDF. This tiny arsenal is comparatively the greatest collection in the world. They include: 20 Excaliber, 48 Gladiators, 27 Raidar X, 12 Spartans, 4 M.A.C.IIs and a squadron of 7 Veritech Fighters.

The remaining six Armies are found throughout the world, in trouble spots, strategic locations, and specific environments. They include the Cold Weather Offensive Squad in Scandinavia and polar regions, Humid Climate Offensive Squad in the Eastern Sector, the Jungle Squad in the Congo, South America and Eastern Sector, The Desert Squad patrolling the world's wastelands, Sea Squad and Mountain Offensive Squad.

Within each of the Fifteen Armies of the Southern Cross are squadrons and battalions assigned to various parts of the world. They might operate alone, as separate military units, or combined with the different armies in a much larger offensive. During the Second Robotech War, the Armies of the Southern Cross and most of the global powers will unite to combat a common enemy, the Robotech Masters.Get ready for a visual feast! Check out this stunning concept artwork for a live-action Robotech movie.

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Robotech was an animated sci-fi series released in 1985. The show was adapted from Genesis Climber MOSPEADA, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Super Dimension Fortress Macross. The series became widely popular in the U.S. and inspired several books (novel and comic), a few films and many games.

Charles Richardson, a long-time fan of the series, decided to use AI to create a live-action adaptation of Robotech and captioned it, “The Robotech series was a combination of 3 different Macross stories (properties) from Japan stitched together to create one show for an American audience. I used to rush home after school to watch it daily… still hugely popular. Casting by chat GPT…”
AI’s Live-Action Adaptation of Robotech
Robotech Live-action adaptation

AI took an interesting approach when recreating Robotech. It managed to capture the basic design of Veritech, though it made an interesting choice by including backwards wings. Not the most aerodynamic.
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Robotech Live-action adaptation

Rick Hunter is supposed to be a young Veritech pilot who becomes the hero of the First Robotech War. He started as a naïve, headstrong kid but has slowly developed into a well-respected military leader. He spends much of the series dealing with the realities of war and his need to confront the alien threat. The live-action version looks too much like a veteran commander, whose been dealing with war for years, which would only work if a live-action adaptation shot the series forward a couple of years into the future. He would probably make a better Roy Fokker.
Lisa Hayes

Lisa Hayes is probably the best recreation. AI borrowed Emily Blunt’s face for Lisa; though she is too old to play the character, she’d do a great job portraying the future admiral of Robotech. Lisa is a smart and determined character, having excelled in all her studies and graduating at the top of her class at military school and the Robotech Academy.

Despite the debate over many characters, they all look like they belong in the Robotech world. The AI did an excellent job of bringing the backgrounds to life. Though the outfits worn by many characters may look more reminiscent of the U.S. military than the Robotech outfits they’re meant to wear, it takes nothing away from the recreation.

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Fan Response
Robotech Live-action adaptation

The response to what a live-action movie adaptation of Robotech could look like was relatively mixed. While some fans agreed with the casting, others couldn’t get passed the fact that many of the selected actors were older than the characters were supposed to be. Live-action Rick Hunter was the worst offender.

Fans also didn’t particularly enjoy the depiction of Veritech. Many commented that the ship’s wings were backward, and though it looked cool, they suspected it wouldn’t work very well. Others didn’t like the design of the Battloids, stating that they looked more like they were out of Battletech than Robotech.

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