Based on the 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.
"Robotech" was an anaimated series during the 1980s from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Productions.
Tobey Maguire is producing through his Maguire Entertainment and is eyeing the lead role in what the studio plans on being a tentpole sci-fi franchise.
Earlier today, Warner Bros. confirmed that James Wan will direct their DC Comics adaptation Aquaman, which the filmmaker had reportedly been circling for some time. As it turns out, the filmmaker also closed a deal to direct another project he's been eyed for, Sony Pictures' live action Robotech adaptation. Before both of those projects start filming, though, James Wan will shoot The Conjuring 2 this fall, which has already been slated for release on June 10, 2016.
While the director's busy shooting schedule has yet to be confirmed, it seems likely that Aquaman will go into production first, since it is further along in the development process. The director will oversee screenwriter Kurt Johnstad's work on the script, although with his schedule for The Conjuring 2, he likely won't be able to start production on his next movie until the spring of 2016. Aquaman already has a July 27, 2018 release date in place, which would give the filmmaker plenty of time to shoot Aquaman if production does start next year.Read More
Just two months after Sony Pictures put their newly-acquired Robotech movie on the fast track to production, director James Wan is in early talks to direct. The Robotech adaptation was originally set up at Warner Bros., where Andres Muschietti was being eyed to direct, but he is no longer involved. Sony is eager to develop a franchise out of this project, but it isn't known when production may start, since James Wan has already committed to directing The Conjuring 2 this fall.
Robotech is based on the 1980s animated TV series of the same name, set in a world where humans have developed humongous robots from technology found in an alien ship that crashed on Earth. Humanity uses these robots to fend off three separate waves of alien attacks, the first of which centering on giant aliens trying to retrieve the "protoculture" from the crashed ship. The story follows two young pilots, who are essentially responsible for the entire fate of the planet. This version of Robotech is described as a cross between Star Wars and Independence Day.Read More
Back in February, we reported that Warner Bros.' Robotech is getting back on the right track, with screenwriter Michael Gordon coming aboard to write the script and Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton set to produce. Variety now reports that, while the screenwriters and producers are still in place, the live-action project is now moving forward at Sony Pictures, with the studio planning a franchise. The studio will start production soon as the project goes on the fast track, although a director has not been attached yet. Our report from February indicated that Warner Bros.' top choice to direct was Andres Muschietti, but it isn't known if he is involved now.
The project is based on the 1980s Robotech animated TV series, which is set in world where humanity has developed massive robots from the technology found in an alien ship that crash landed on Earth. The planet is forced to fend off three alien attacks using this technology. The first invasion revolves around a battle with giant warriors who are trying to retreive their ship's energy source known as "protoculture," as the fate of the entire planet falls on the shoulders of two young pilots. The project is described as having an "Independence Day meets Star Wars vibe," with the kind of global appeal that is ripe for a big screen franchise.Read More
Warner Bros.' long-gestating Robotech live action adaptation is finally getting back on the right track, with the studio bringing in screenwriter Michael Gordon (300, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) to pen the screenplay. Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are set to produce, and are searching for a director, with Deadline reporting that Andres Muschietti (Mama, Shadow of the Colossus) is currently their top candidate.
The project has been in development for several years, with writers Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (Smallville) attached to write the script over six years ago. Sylvain White (The Losers) was once attached to direct, although the project never moved forward. Most recently, commercials director Nic Mathieu was hired to direct back in January 2013, but it never got off the ground.Read More
Warner Bros. has hired commercial director Nic Mathieu to helm a live action adaptation of the animated sci-fi series Robotech. No casting details have been released.
A live-action Robotech has been in the works for quite a long time. When we last heard about the project, Sylvain White, best known for Stomp the Yard and the forgotten comic book adaptation The Losers, was in the running to direct. He never officially signed onto the project.Read More