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images.jpgThis past weekends Anime Expo 2009 had a panel discussion titled, Robotech Past, Present, Future. The following was revealed,

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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.

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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.

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.

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