Right now, the much spoken about live-action Robotech movie project, is only a work in progress… yep, there’s nothing official about it yet while the studios test the waters and look things over regarding Robotech.
The rumored director, Sylvain White (The Losers), said that everything is in concept phase right now. He’s seen a draft of the script and says right now, as it stands, the movie would be based on “The Macross Saga.”
But let’s temper our enthusiasm for just a moment. (Sorry) White said that there is nothing set in stone. Nothing is getting green-lit, fast-tracked or any other double hyphenated word I can come up with. There are no contracts in-place. So we have to keep hoping that somewhere, someone in the studio’s decision making office starts receiving a Robotech item from every single fan out there and maybe, let them know we’re serious about receiving a live-action Robotech movie.
Robotech is a cartoon, … sorry, anime TV series from 1985, depicting the discovery of a crashed alien spaceship discovered in the South Pacific. From what humanity learned from it, they created large, form shifting robots. In time, aliens came a-callin’ to retrieve the crashed ship and the tech is used to defend Earth. It was a great series that had plenty of action and still was able to pull off wonderful character development throughout.
Maguire Entertainment is who is pondering the production of the movie and Warner Brothers would be distributing.
I’d be very surprised if it made to the filming process in a live-action mode. That could be very expensive, or really stupid looking if a studio didn’t spend enough funds on the project!
And no, Robotech is not Gundam… but as we all know, Gundam is real!
OK, it’s not real, but that sure looks pretty dang cool, doesn’t it? This most excellent image of the life size Gundam at Shiokaze Park, Tokyo, came from 14bikeco’s blog. Probably one of the best images of the Gundam on the web, which I presume he took. (Yea, yea… I always presume the best of someone until…) There’s more of this bad boy on Gundam 30th. (Be warned, you’ll need to have a translate mode in your web browser!)