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The film rights to the popular 1980’s sci-fi anime franchise Robotech are now in the hands of Sony Pictures, says a post on Variety.com.
For Sony, according to senior film and media reporter Brent Lang, Robotech is a “potential film franchise.” The movie studio wants to start the production of the live-action film that attracted lots of fans worldwide. Robotech is an adaptation of three anime series (Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, Genesis Climber MOSPEADA). The series produced by Harmony Gold USA (in association with Tatsunoko Production), deals with an alien ship that arrived into an island carrying advanced robot technology. An alien race called Zentraidi comes to Earth to get their ship back.
“‘Robotech’ is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human characters that seem drawn from life,” mentioned 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.”
Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton will be responsible for the production of the film, with Michael Gordon in charge of the script.
“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,” Canton said. “‘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.”
[Source]: Variety: Sony Takes Over ‘Robotech,’ Plans Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE).