Robotech Movie project back on again

Reports have come in saying that the proposed movie version of controversial mecha anime Robotech is back on the cards.

Back in 2013 it was said that Nic Mathieu (now currently directing the forthcoming supernatural action film Spectral) was going to direct the film, but nothing seemed to come from it.

Now, according to the website Deadline Hollywood producers Hollywood Gang, who are owned by Warner Bros., are considered to make a film. They report that it will be produced by Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton, with a script written by Michael Gordon, who has previously wrote the screenplays for 300 and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. A director has not been named, but rumours suggest that the producers are considering Andres “Andy” Muschietti (Mama). 

Robotech is one of the most divisive anime ever made. Fans of the series praise it for being one of the first anime ever televised in the west and praise its complex storyline. Others hate it for combining three different anime series together, which are now incredibly difficult to see in the west in their original form, as well as controversy concerning the production company Harmony Gold.

Source: Deadline Hollywood and Den of Geek

Ian Wolf

Ian works as an anime and manga critic for Anime UK News, and was also the manga critic for MyM Magazine. His debut book, CLAMPdown, about the manga collective CLAMP, is available now. Outside of anime, he is data specialist for the British Comedy Guide, is QI's most pedantic viewer, has written questions for both The Wall and Richard Osman's House of Games, and has been a contestant on Mastermind.

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